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Old 01-26-2005, 12:24 PM
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NASCAR Legend To Host Week-Long 'Racing-Themed' Voyage Aboard New 110,000-Ton SuperLiner Dec. 4-11, 2005

MIAMI (January 26, 2005) - Carnival Cruise Lines will continue its popular "Rusty Wallace Cruise" series with a seven-day eastern Caribbean cruise aboard the 110,000-ton Carnival Valor Dec. 4-11, 2005.

This voyage, which departs from Miami and visits Nassau, St. Thomas/St. John and St. Maarten, marks the seventh "Rusty Wallace Cruise" hosted by the NASCAR legend. Carnival's "Rusty Wallace Cruises" are among the most popular and well- attended theme cruises in the industry, with 5,000 racing fans participating in the previous six voyages.

"We're delighted to again partner with Rusty to continue this popular series, this time on the spectacular new Carnival Valor," said Bob Dickinson, Carnival president and CEO.

During the cruise, participants will have opportunities to interact with Wallace through a number of invitation-only events, including autograph, question and answer, and photo sessions. In conjunction with Wallace's recent announcement that he is retiring from the racing circuit, a private cocktail reception - "Rusty's Last Call" - and a special farewell ceremony will be held on board.

A wide variety of prizes and memorabilia will be available, as well, including complimentary race passes and authentic racing shirts autographed by Wallace. Several racing-themed contests and giveaways will also be held.

"Rusty Wallace Cruise" participants will also have the opportunity to enjoy Carnival Valor's wide range of on-board amenities and facilities, which include 22 lounges and bars, a 13,300-square-foot health club, full casino gambling, four swimming pools and a 214-foot-long water slide.

Dining options include two two-deck-high main dining rooms, an expansive poolside restaurant, an upscale reservations-only supper club, a patisserie, a sushi bar, and complimentary 24-hour room service. Carnival Valor also boasts a 4,200-square-foot enclosed play area, part of the line's top-rated "Camp Carnival" children's program, along with an 1,800-square-foot teen club/game room.

The first 100 bookings will receive "Rusty Wallace Cruise" goodie bags filled with a variety of Carnival logo items and racing paraphernalia.

Reservations are currently being accepted for the 2005 "Rusty Wallace Cruise" aboard the Carnival Valor. Prices begin at $629 per person based on double occupancy. Special rates for third and fourth guests sailing in the same stateroom, along with air add-ons from more than 170 North American gateways, are also available.

Participants must reference fare code CPRW when making a reservation to be eligible for the invitation-only events taking place on these voyages.

For additional information and reservations see your travel agent.