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Love your kid's teacher? You can help them win a free cruise

Love your kid's teacher? You can help them win a free cruise
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Homework, pop quizzes and after-school programs, oh my! Students have a lot on their plates, but we cannot forget the immense responsibility placed on teachers during the year.

As summer vacation looms in the not-too distant future and you begin planning family beach vacations and booking your own Disney cruises, show your appreciation for your child's favorite educator with a Norwegian Cruise! (We're not expecting you to pay for it, of course.) What you need to do is simple: Just nominate your favorite teacher for a chance to win an epic vacation for two! 

To celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week (May 6–10) and the North American debut of Norwegian Cruise Line's 15th ship, Norwegian Joy, you can nominate your child's favorite teacher for a free seven-day cruise during the Giving Joy campaign. The clock is ticking: Kids and parents have until April 12 to cast their votes, according to a press release. There will be a total of 15 teachers in the U.S. and Canada who score the prize of a week-long cruise for two and receive an invitation to attend an awards ceremony in Seattle on May 3. 

But the fun doesn't stop there. Even kiddos have a chance to reap the benefits. According to Norwegian Cruise Line, one teacher will receive a grand prize of $15,000 for his or her school. We have to say, this does sound awfully enticing. 

"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," Andy Stuart, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line said in a statement.

If you have a favorite teacher in mind—or if you yourself are an educator in the U.S. or Canada—learn more about the special promotion at 

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