Norwegian Cruise Line is giving a free cruise to one person from every U.S. state and every Canadian province. The giveaway is part of the cruise line’s Encore Moments campaign ahead of the debut of its newest ship, Norwegian Encore.
The public is invited to nominate everyday heroes — family, friends and community members who have a positive impact — to win. The nominees with the most votes receive their choice of a three- to five-day cruise for two on almost any Norwegian Cruise Line ship. Airfare and accommodations for an award ceremony in their honor in New York City is also included. Nominations close Oct. 18.
“We are in the people business, delivering positive, memorable experiences around the world,” said Andy Stuart, president and CEO, Norwegian Cruise Line. “We believe it is very important to make the time to celebrate and thank the people whose acts of kindness and compassion make a difference in the lives of their friends and families, and within their communities. We are very proud and excited to launch Encore Moments and we encourage the public to bring these hometown heroes to the forefront for a well-deserved encore.”
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