NCL Wants To Give ‘Joy’ to Top Educators

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has unveiled the Norwegian Cruise Line “Giving Joy” campaign, developed to recognize and reward educators in Canada and the US.

In advance of Teacher Appreciation Week (May 6-10) and the North American debut of the cruise line’s 15th ship, Norwegian Joy, the company is leveraging the ship’s name for a compelling campaign that acknowledges and celebrates the intersection of travel and education by honouring deserving teachers that are doing the most to bring joy to their students.

“Travel is a powerful means of education,” said NCL president Andy Stuart. “It brings people closer to each other and to diverse cultures around the world. It promotes awareness and understanding… it broadens perspectives. Through our Norwegian Cruise Line Giving Joy campaign, we celebrate the power of education and travel, and reward teachers who have taken responsibility for our future, our children, and who lean into that responsibility with all they’ve got.”

From March 12 to April 12, NCL is asking for nominations of certified or accredited teachers in Canada and the US 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 awards ceremony taking place in Seattle on May 3 where they will have the chance to win $15,000 for their school.

To nominate a favourite teacher, to vote and for terms and conditions, visit