Since it first
launched on 12MAR, Norwegian Cruise Line’s ‘Giving Joy’ campaign – an effort
developed to recognize and reward deserving teachers – has garnered over 40,000
nominations and over one million votes. The campaign was
created to celebrate the North American debut of its 15th ship, Norwegian Joy. The ship’s inaugural cruise coincides with
Teacher Appreciation Week (6-10MAY, 2019). “We knew this
campaign would strike a chord, but we have been blown away by the response,”
said Andy Stuart, president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line. “Recognizing and
rewarding teachers, who often are unsung heroes in our society, is resonating
with our guests and we couldn’t be happier. As I’ve said, through this effort,
we are able to celebrate the power of education and travel, and reward those
who have taken responsibility for our future, our children.” Norwegian Cruise
Line’s Giving Joy campaign, which celebrates the intersection of travel and
education, runs through 12APR, 2019. The company is asking for nominations of
certified or accredited teachers in the U.S. and Canada who are inspiring joy
in the classroom. The 15 teachers with the most votes will win a seven-day
cruise for two. They will also be provided airfare and accommodations for
an award ceremony taking place in Seattle on 3MAY, 2019, where they will have
the chance to win $15,000 for their school.
“I encourage everyone to nominate the teachers in their life,” said Stuart.
“This is an opportunity to publicly say ‘thank you’ and recognize the
outstanding efforts they make every day.” To nominate a favourite
teacher, to vote and for terms and conditions, please visit nclgivingjoy.com.