Norwegian Cruise Line has announced the 100 winners of its 2022 “Norwegian’s Giving Joy” contest, an annual recognition program that celebrates educators across the United States and Canada.
The 100 winners will embark on a five-night cruise aboard the line’s upcoming ship Norwegian Prima during its inaugural voyage from Galveston, Texas on October 27. During the sailing, Grammy award-winning artist Kelly Clarkson will host a concert on board.
A special awards ceremony will also take place to honor the educators, and to announce the top three Grand Prize winners who will each receive $25,000, $15,000, and $10,000 for their schools, respectively.
“We couldn’t be more excited to celebrate and reward these classroom warriors with an incredible vacation on board our newest, beautiful ship, Norwegian Prima,” said Harry Sommer, president, and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line. “Each of these educators dedicate themselves to their students and their communities. Their role is to broaden their students’ horizons with new experiences, and now we are honored to have the opportunity to do the same for them.”
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Winners came from 28 states and two Canadian provinces.
The Giving Joy program is designed to highlight the connection between travel and education, and to recognize teachers for their dedication to inspiring students each day. By the end of this year, the program will have awarded 230 teachers with free cruises, and donated over $235,000 to schools since 2019.
To learn about the 100 winners, visit nclgivingjoy.com/2022-winners.
Norwegian Prima is set to embark on her first cruise on September 3, sailing from Amsterdam to Copenhagen. On October 5, she is scheduled to arrive in the U.S. when she docks in Cape Liberty, New Jersey. The ship will spend the winter operating seven-night Caribbean cruises from Port Canaveral, Florida.
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