Kelly Clarkson Teams With Norwegian Cruise Line to Honor Educators With Free Vacations


Kelly Clarkson is a Grammy award-winning music artist and talk show host of her critically acclaimed and titular programming, The Kelly Clarkson Show. On her show, she has officially announced that she will partner with Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) in earnest praise and recognition of celebrating teachers with free cruises and more. 

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is an innovator in global cruise travel. They have been breaking boundaries in cruise travel for over 55 years. With its fleet of 17 contemporary and relaxed ships, travelers abound can comfortably and enjoyably traverse over 300 of the world’s most desirable destinations. In addition, NCL has acknowledged and commemorated teachers and educators annually with much-earned vacations and surprises for the past four years in alignment with its innovative ideology. 

This year’s surprise endures the coupling of the two powerhouses, Kelly Clarkson and NCL, as they honor and celebrate teachers for their excellent work in servicing everyone’s community toward fostering a brighter tomorrow as part of their Giving Joy Program and teachers’ appreciation week. 

“Not only has Kelly been a wonderful friend of our Cruise Line since joining our NCL family as godmother to Norwegian Encore, but she has also been a steadfast supporter of educators,” says Harry Sommer, President and CEO of NCL. “We all have a teacher who holds a special place in our hearts, and Norwegian’s Giving Joy Program provides a platform for us to publicly recognize and provide them with an experience of a lifetime. Kelly shares our strong appreciation for this community of unsung heroes, making her the perfect partner to help us bring this special program to life once again.” 

One hundred teachers across the U.S. and Canada will win an exclusive cruise vacation aboard the cruise line’s newest groundbreaking ship, Norwegian Prima, which will set sail on the high seas from October 27- 31, 2022. In addition, the top three grand prize winners will receive an additional seven-day voyage for two from the U.S. or Canada and a $25,000, $15,000, and $10,000 donation, respectively, for their school. The winning educators are to be determined among those with the highest nominations amid the selection process. 

Clarkson will assist in kicking off the ceremony with a free concert at the Prima’s debut unveiling in her home state of Texas on boarding day.

“Teachers deserve every recognition for their relentless commitment to inspiring students every day,” shares Kelly Clarkson. “As the Godmother of Norwegian Encore, I’m so proud to partner with NCL on Norwegian’s Giving Joy program. This community does incredible work, and through this annual program, I get to play a small role in showing our gratitude to these educators with an opportunity of a lifetime. I can’t wait to celebrate the 100 deserving winners this October, as I welcome them to my home state of Texas before they set sail.”

NCL is now encouraging nominations of certified or accredited teachers in the U.S. and Canada through June 3, 2022.  To nominate a beloved teacher, to vote, and for the contest terms and conditions, please visit NCLGIVINGJOY.COM