Do you have a favorite teacher? Do you think they might enjoy a cruise? You can nominate them to enjoy a free cruise for two.

Teachers occupy a big spot in our lives - we spend a lot of time with them, and they can be among the most influential people in our lives. Wouldn't it be great to pay back some of the effort they pour into shaping future minds by sending them on a little vacation? That would be the ultimate 'Teacher Appreciation'!

Well, now you can - or at least try.

Norwegian Cruise Line is giving away a free cruise to 15 deserving teachers from across the United States and Canada. All you need to do "nominate an educator who demonstrates a passion for spreading the joy of learning. Tell Norwegian how your candidate is bringing joy to the classroom, then cast your vote." You can even nominate yourself, if you're teacher. Then, you vote for your nominee.

The top 15 vote-getting nominees will receive a cruise for two, an exclusive invitation to an award ceremony on May 3 in Seattle, and the chance to win $15,000 dollars for their school.

If you have an awesome Central New York teacher to nominate, go to the Norwegian Cruise Line website HERE.

[h/t ABC News10.com]