Racing-Themed Voyage Aboard ‘Fun Ship’ Carnival Triumph in December 2007

            MIAMI (June 21, 2007) – Carnival Cruise Lines’ and NASCAR racing legend Rusty Wallace have teamed up again for another “Rusty Wallace Cruise” -- this time with a seven-day voyage aboard the 2,758-passenger Carnival Triumph in December 2007.

            The weeklong cruise – the seventh installment of the popular “Rusty Wallace Cruise” series -- will operate round-trip from Miami, Dec. 1-8, 2007. Featured ports include Half Moon Cay, St. Thomas, San Juan and Grand Turk.

            Carnival’s “Rusty Wallace Cruises” began in 2001 and, over the years, more than 7,000 racing fans have enjoyed opportunities to meet and interact with the stock car racing legend.

            “Carnival’s ‘Rusty Wallace Cruises’ are among the most popular sports themed voyages in cruising and we’re delighted that Rusty has again agreed to continue the series, this year aboard the Carnival Triumph,” said Bob Dickinson, Carnival president and CEO.

            Commented Rusty Wallace, “My affiliation with Carnival has been a huge success and also a lot of fun.  I’m very excited to be on board with them again this year.  One of the biggest benefits of our partnership is that it gives me the opportunity to interact with our fans.  The upcoming cruise on the Carnival Triumph will allow me to give back some of the appreciation they have shown me throughout my career, as well as expose them to a lot of the new and exciting things I have going on right now.”

            The “Rusty Wallace Cruise” aboard the Carnival Triumph will feature a number of invitation-only events, including a private cocktail reception, as well as exclusive question-and-answer and photo sessions.

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

            While aboard the Carnival Triumph, “Rusty Wallace Cruise” participants can enjoy the ship’s numerous "resort-style" amenities, including a 14,500-square-foot spa, four swimming pools, and dancing and entertainment venues that range from an intimate piano bar to an elegant multi-level theater showcasing lavish revues.

            Dining options include two two-level main dining rooms featuring extensive menus, including “George Blanc Signature Selection” items created by the world-renowned French master chef, along with a casual poolside eatery featuring a 24-hour pizzeria, New York-style deli and Asian and American specialty venues.

            Carnival Triumph also features expansive indoor and outdoor play areas and a full activities schedule for kids ages 2-14, part of the line’s top-rated “Camp Carnival,” program, as well as “Club O2,” a teen program with activities and facilities catering to kids ages 15-17.

            Also featured is a comprehensive golf program offering professional instruction both aboard ship and during golf excursions to top Caribbean courses.

            Carnival Triumph also offers a wide range of accommodation categories, including several levels of balcony staterooms and suites.  All Carnival Triumph staterooms feature the Carnival Comfort Bed with plush mattresses, luxurious duvets and high quality linens and pillows.

            Reservations are currently being accepted for the “Rusty Wallace Cruise” aboard Carnival Triumph. Prices begin at $599 per person based on double occupancy. Special rates for third and fourth guests sailing in the same stateroom, along with round-trip air transportation from numerous North American gateways, are also available.

           Fare code CPRW must be referenced when making a reservation to be eligible for the invitation-only events taking place on this voyage.

            For additional information and reservations, contact any travel agent, call 1-800-CARNIVAL or visit carnival.com.


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