NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line announced the 100 winners of its 2022 “Norwegian’s Giving Joy” contest, the line’s annual recognition program that celebrates devoted educators across the United States and Canada.
These 100 award-winning education heroes are expected to embark on an exclusive 5-day voyage aboard NCL’s newest liner - Norwegian Prima, during her inaugural voyage from Galveston TX from October 27-31, 2022, where GRAMMY Award-winning artist Kelly Clarkson will host a concert onboard.
An award ceremony will take place to honor the devoted individuals as well as to announce the top 3x Grand Prize winners who will each receive US$25,000, US$15,000, and US$10,000, respectively for their school.
In 2022, the contest drew support from teachers all across North America, with winners from Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas in the United States, as well as British Columbia and Ontario, Canada.
The annual Norwegian Giving Joy program is specially designed to highlight the connection between travel & education and to recognize teachers for their dedication to inspiring students. By the end of 2022, the program will have awarded a total of 230 teachers across the United States and Canada with free sailings and donated over US$235,000 to schools since 2019.