Norwegian in the Community
Norwegian Cruise Line is proud of its corporate giving programs and to support organizations that help those in need.
The spirit of corporate giving is an important part of Norwegian’s company culture - one that each and every shipboard and shoreside team member embraces. Collectively, team members have provided assistance when large-scale disasters have struck such as earthquakes and hurricanes by donating thousands of supplies, often delivered into the affected areas by Norwegian’s ships. Norwegian also often assists partners in port destinations by donating much needed supplies, as well as gifts for the holidays for those in need.
Norwegian Cruise Line Campus of Camillus House
In 2011, Norwegian made a $5 million commitment to Camillus House, an organization that provides humanitarian services to persons who are poor and homeless in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The pledge represents the largest corporate contribution to Camillus House’s capital campaign. In recognition of Norwegian’s pledge, the charity named its new, 340-bed facility “Norwegian Cruise Line Campus of Camillus House.” The Norwegian Cruise Line Campus will provide services to more than 3,000 people in need each year integrated with a variety of employment, social service and clinical treatment programs, including an expansion of emergency housing and a residential treatment center for women and Spanish-speaking individuals. In addition, the Campus will provide emergency, treatment and permanent housing beds; basic human services of food, clothing, showers and overnight shelter; primary health care; residential and outpatient treatment for mental illness and addiction; employment training and job placement and a kennel for pets.
Camillus House has provided humanitarian services to the indigent and homeless populations of Miami-Dade County, Florida for nearly 50 years. Established in 1960, Camillus House has grown steadily over the years from a small overnight shelter into a full service center offering a full “continuum of care” for persons who are poor and homeless.
Team members based out of Norwegian’s Miami and Sawgrass Florida offices formed hands-on engagement committees to further support the company’s efforts with Camillus House through: mentoring those moving from shelters into assisted housing developments; conducting supply, gift and monetary drives; cooking for the shelters; and painting and landscaping the charity’s various shelters and housing developments.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation®
Norwegian is also proud to work closely with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America in helping to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. We make wishes come true aboard our ships for children nationwide. Norwegian creates memories to last a lifetime for each wish kid whose dream is to visit one of the line’s amazing destinations or experience what the fleets of Freestyle Cruising ships have to offer. Norwegian tailors each child’s experience based on their interests and have included being an honorary “Captain for a day” and special behind-the-scenes tours, along with private meet-and-greets with Nickelodeon characters and the ultimate honor -- getting slimed.
NORWEGIAN’S CRUISE DONATION PROGRAM
Norwegian Cruise Line is proud to support charities in their tireless efforts in communities around the world. The company donates more than 100 cruises a year to non-profit organizations that have a broad, community-wide appeal in the areas of health and welfare, children's issues, arts and culture and civic programs.
Norwegian regularly donates to local and national 501(c)(3) charity organizations which benefit the community at large.
By donating cruises, Norwegian is able to offer organizations an opportunity to raise money and assist them in their efforts to benefit their communities. Norwegian is proud to support qualifying organizations by donating cruises to be raffled at their fundraising events.
Norwegian is not able to provide cruise donations to the following:
- Religious groups, churches, fraternal, political, and athletic organizations
- Schools, parent teacher associations, universities, scholarship funds
- Individuals, including individual participation in larger events or fundraisers
- Labor/Union groups
Please note Norwegian does not participate in auctions of any kind including:
- Online Auctions
If your charity or organization meets the above criteria and you would like to submit a request for a cruise donation, please complete the online form at least three months prior to your scheduled event. Any requests submitted within the three months will not be considered.
Requests sent via e-mail or fax will not be accepted.
The corporate donations department researches and reviews entries on a continuous basis, throughout the year. Due to the heavy volume of requests received, please allow up to a four to six week response time.
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Vice President of Public Relations
Public Relations Department
7665 Corporate Center Drive
Miami, FL 33126