NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE CREATIONS 2023 COMPANY STUDENT WINNER
- The Company Rewards Top 20 Teachers Across the US with a Free Seven-Day Trip
- Three Grand Prize Winners to Join Norwegian Viva Christening Exclusive Cruise from Miami
Norwegian Cruise Line has announced the 20 winners of its fourth annual Norwegian Giving Joy competition, a Brand recognition program that has been celebrating teachers in North America since 2019 for their hard work and dedication.
Each of the 20 winning teachers won a free seven-day trip for two on routes spanning 2024 and departing from the US and Canada. In addition, the winners of the three grand prizes are invited to attend a special four-day christening cruise of Norwegian Viva, the second ship in the Brand’s new Prima Class, which launches in August 2023.
At the christening ceremony in Miami on Nov. 28, 2023 will also have the opportunity to enjoy special performances during the five-time Latin GRAMMY® the successful artist and Godfather of Norwegian Viva, Luis Fonsi.
“On behalf of all of us at Norwegian Cruise Line, we congratulate this year’s winners and nominees who have gone above and beyond to demonstrate an unwavering commitment to their calling as educators, and in doing so have left a lasting positive impact on their students, schools and communities,” said David J. Herrera, President of Norwegian Cruise Line. “We look forward to welcoming this year’s winners to a well-deserved holiday.”
Inspired by Norway’s Giving Joy program and inspired by the stories of amazing teachers, NCL’s partner, Coca-Cola, has donated round-trip airfare from the United States to each winner and their guest while they plan their vacation with NCL.
In addition, all 20 winning teachers will be awarded a scholarship by the Guy Harvey Foundation (GHF). They can research their K-12 educational resources using Dr. Harvey’s captivating paintings of the sea as an anchor. This research will involve a unique combination of science and technology. Teachers can dive into the wonders of the ocean, and help inspire the next generation of conservationists.
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More on Norwegian’s Giving Joy Winners
The 2023 Norwegian Giving Joy campaign supported more than 3,400 teachers in the US and Canada. He got over thousands of votes. Winners were from California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Puerto Rico, Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington.
The top winners are:
- Ryan Price from Buckingham Collegiate Charter Academy in Vacaville, Calif.
- Carolyn Reardon from James Otis Elementary School in Chicago, Ill.
- Angelo Mirante from Lakewood High School in Arlington, Wash.
Norwegian Cruise Line’s Giving Joy program highlights the connection between travel and education. It celebrates the dedication that teachers show in enlightening young minds. Since 2019, the Norwegian Giving Joy competition has provided more than 250 trainees with free holidays. The cruise line has also donated more than $350,000 to local schools and teachers with the help of its partners.
To learn more about the 20 winners and their inspiring stories, click here.
More on Norwegian Viva
Grand prize winners of Norway’s Giving Joy program will have the opportunity to experience Norwegian Viva, the second of six ships in the award-winning Prima Class fleet and Norwegian Prima’s award-winning cruise ship.
Prima Class’ premium offerings prioritize the guest experience and enhance the experience of the journey through the world’s finest cuisine, breathtaking design, and on-board activities including the Viva Speedway—a three-race circuit.
Norwegian Viva has many activities that make up Prima Class in its partnership which includes Indulge Food Hall, a high-end food market showcasing 11 unique restaurants; the ocean’s fastest water slides, The Drop and Rush; and NCL’s regular outlet, the Metropolitan Bar.
Norway’s Viva will sail a series of bucket-list cruises in the Greek Isles and the Mediterranean through November, before arriving in San Juan, Puerto Rico in December 2023 for the Caribbean cruise season.
SOURCE Norwegian Cruise Line
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