Carnival Cruise Lines has announced its next "Rusty Wallace Cruise." The NASCAR-themed sailings are hugely popular (this is the seventh one!) and the most requested among Cruise Critic readers.Gentlemen -- and ladies -- start your engines: At long last,
The 2007 "Rusty Wallace Cruise" will set sail December 1, 2007 on the 102,000-ton, 2,758-passenger Carnival Triumph; the seven-day itinerary includes calls at Half Moon Cay, St. Thomas, San Juan and Grand Turk. Onboard, special perks include:
Invitation-only events, including a private cocktail reception
Exclusive question-and-answer and photo sessions.
Racing-themed contests and giveaways held throughout the voyage.
Prizes and memorabilia, such as free race passes and autographed racing shirts
Editor's Note: Be sure to use fare code CPRW when booking to take advantage of the invitation-only events taking place onboard.
The first "Rusty Wallace Cruise" took place in 2001; since then, the theme sailings -- some of the best-attended in the industry -- have hosted more than 7,000 racing fans. For a look at other hot theme cruises in a variety of categories from music and movies to crafts and cooking, check out Cruise Roundup: Theme Cruises 2007/2008, updated bimonthly.
--by Melissa Baldwin, Senior Editor
Carnival's Rusty Wallace Cruise Sails On in 2007
June 22, 2007