Norwegian Cruise Line has honored its 100 “Giving Pleasure” trainer contest winners with a particular live performance and unique cruise aboard Norwegian Prima.
The award ceremony and live performance have been held on Thursday, October 27, 2022, and the ship is now underway for the five-night crusing, the cruise line’s first-ever departure from Galveston, Texas.
The awards ceremony, which highlighted the grand prize winners, was the end result of the “Giving Pleasure” contest held in Might and early June, having kicked off in the course of the 2022 Nationwide Trainer Appreciation Week (Might 2-6).
Academics have been nominated for his or her dedication to training and the way they “give pleasure” and inspiration to their college students and college communities. The competition’s 100 finalists, who got here from 27 totally different U.S. states, Puerto Rico, and two Canadian provinces, have been introduced in June.
These finalists, plus their visitors, are being handled to an unique getaway aboard Norwegian Prima. The free cruise additionally consists of airfare, a one-night pre-cruise lodge keep, transfers to and from the ship, and different onboard facilities.
One of many high facilities has been an unique live performance from award-winning artist Kelly Clarkson, godmother to a different Norwegian Cruise Line ship, Norwegian Encore, and Texas native.
“It was such an honor to have a good time the 100 deserving winners of Norwegian’s Giving Pleasure program at Norwegian Prima’s inaugural crusing, which embarked from my dwelling state of Texas!” mentioned Clarkson.
“Academics are our true on a regular basis unsung heroes, and so they play an integral position in our society, not solely shaping the way forward for their college students, however the way forward for their communities as properly. I couldn’t miss the chance to take part on this program and provides a particular efficiency earlier than they set sail on the journey of a lifetime!”
Grand Prize Winners Introduced
The spotlight of the onboard awards ceremony was the announcement of the competition’s grand prize winners, who, along with the free cruise, win substantial prize cash for his or her faculties.
The grand prize winners have been introduced by Norwegian Cruise Line President and CEO Harry Sommer.
“Norwegian’s Giving Pleasure marketing campaign could be very particular to us as we see an plain connection between journey and training,” Sommer mentioned.
“Each broaden our views, make us extra understanding and conscious of different factors of view, and brings folks collectively. Academics carry the world to their college students and in a smaller means, we carry the world to our visitors.”
The three grand prize winners are: Science trainer Patricia Hosmer from Bayonne Excessive Faculty in Bayonne, New Jersey, who has taught for 35 years; Theresa Schrager from Falcon Cove Center Faculty in Weston, Florida, who teaches movie and artistic writing to assist college students uncover their creativity; and English trainer Anthony Stirpe from New Rochelle Excessive Faculty in New Rochelle, New York, who teaches in non-traditional methods to assist college students study their very own strategies of expression.
Hosmer, Schrager, and Stirpe obtained $25,000, $15,000, and $10,000 donations respectively for his or her faculties. As well as, they have been awarded with practically $40,000 in shock prize cash from greater than 30 beneficiant companions of Norwegian Cruise Line.
Celebrating Aboard Norwegian Prima
For the subsequent few days, all 100 finalists, together with the grand prize winners, and their visitors will have a good time aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s latest vessel on the unique 5-night crusing, visiting Merida, Mexico. That is additionally the primary time the NCL cruise ship has sailed from the Port of Galveston.
After this celebratory crusing, Norwegian Prima will embark on an 11-night one-way crusing from Galveston to Miami, the place she’s going to keep for a number of sailings as a part of her inaugural tour.
From mid-December to mid-March, the brand new ship shall be homeported from Port Canaveral, providing primarily 7-night itineraries visiting Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Ocho Rios, and Nice Stirrup Cay, Norwegian Cruise Line’s non-public island in The Bahamas.
After the winter season within the Caribbean, the ship will transfer to spend a number of weeks crusing Bermuda itineraries from New York, earlier than heading to Europe for the 2023 summer season season.
Norwegian Prima will return to Galveston in December 2023, to stay homeported there for the winter.