RUSTY WALLACE TO CRUISE ABOARD ROYAL CARIBBEAN’S FREEDOM OF THE SEAS DECEMBER 4, 2011

–Seven-Night Caribbean Cruise Offers Exclusive Opportunity for Fans to Interact with Racing Legend–

MOORESVILLE, NC (April 22, 2011)–Gentlemen–and ladies–start your engines! Rusty Wallace, Inc., Landry & Kling and Royal Caribbean, International are pleased to announce another popular sailing of the Rusty Wallace Cruise. The voyage will be held aboard Royal Caribbean International’s Freedom of the Seas and is set to sail December 4, 2011.

Fans can visit http://www.rustywallacecruise.com or call 888-RUSTY-11 to join ESPN analyst and former NASCAR Champion Rusty Wallace and his son, NASCAR driver Steve Wallace, on the journey. Rusty and Steve will sail from Port Canaveral on December 4, 2011, aboard the 154,407-gross ton, 3,634-guest Freedom of the Seas. The seven-night itinerary includes port calls at St. Thomas, St. Maarten and CocoCay-Royal Caribbean’s private island destination in The Bahamas.

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Onboard, the cruise will feature a series of invitation-only events, including a private cocktail reception, an exclusive question-and-answer event, a photo and autograph session, racing-themed contests and other great activities. A variety of prizes and memorabilia, including complimentary race passes and authentic racing gear- autographed by Rusty Wallace-will be available.

“We are delighted to host the Rusty Wallace Cruise aboard Freedom of the Seas,” said Vicki Freed, senior vice president of Sales, Trade Support and Services, Royal Caribbean International. “This is a great opportunity for race fans to meet and sail with one of the best-known personalities in NASCAR, while enjoying an outstanding vacation experience with like-minded race fans.”

Commented Rusty Wallace, “I’m really excited about teaming up with Royal Caribbean for the Rusty Wallace Cruise. I love cruising and the fans do too; they’ve definitely been asking for this. I’m really looking forward to the opportunity to interact with a lot of great fans onboard. Cruising on the Freedom of the Seas lets us give back to them for all of the support they’ve shown over the years. It also gives us a chance to expose them to a lot of new and exciting things we have going on right now.”

Freedom of the Seas is the first cruise ship to feature the FlowRider surf simulator, as well as the H2O Zone kids water park, a full-size boxing ring, cantilevered whirlpools suspended 112 ft. above the ocean and the four-bedroom, four-bath, and 14-guest Presidential Family Suite. The ship also offers exclusive Royal Caribbean onboard amenities such as the Studio B ice-skating rink, full-size basketball and sports court, iconic rock-climbing wall and the Royal Promenade-a boulevard that runs nearly the length of the ship, lined with boutiques, restaurants, bars and lounges.

While onboard, guests have a choice of eight restaurants, including the impressive three-deck high main dining room, and Royal Caribbean’s signature specialty restaurants Chops Grille steakhouse-featuring a menu of premium cuts of beef and lamb-and Portofino, featuring Northern Italian classics ranging from meats to seafood.

Freedom of the Seas also features the 12,000-sq. ft. Freedom Fitness Center and Day Spa, offering a multitude of state-of-the-art fitness equipment, aerobics studio and one-on-one or group sessions. Guests also can rejuvenate and be pampered with a relaxing ritual from a full menu of spa services, ranging from massages to acupuncture.

Onboard every Royal Caribbean ship, guests can enjoy the cruise line’s award-winning Broadway-style musical revues from Royal Caribbean Productions, acclaimed Adventure Ocean kids and teen programming, world-class gaming in the Casino Royale and Royal Caribbean’s renowned friendly and engaging Gold Anchor Service from every staff and crew member.

Freedom of the Seas offers a wide range of accommodation categories, including interior, ocean view, balcony and suite accommodations. This class of vessel offers six categories of balcony and suite accommodations. Prices for the Rusty Wallace Cruise start at $699 per person, based on double occupancy. Special rates for third and fourth passengers sailing in the same stateroom-along with round-trip air transportation from numerous major gateways-are also available.

To be eligible for the Rusty Wallace invitation-only events and opportunities taking place on the Rusty Wallace Cruise, passengers must book online at http://www.rustywallacecruise.com, or by calling 888-RUSTY-11.

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About Rusty Wallace, Inc.

Founded in 1984 by auto racing legend, Rusty Wallace, Rusty Wallace, Inc. is a multi-faceted enterprise with interests in the retail automotive, motorsports and aviation sectors.The company operates alongside sister entity Rusty Wallace Racing, from a state-of-the-art campus in Mooresville, NC.For more on Rusty Wallace, Inc., please visit the award-winning rustywallace.com.

About Landry & Kling

Landry & Kling Inc., cruise event specialists and pioneers of the meetings-at-sea concept, provide turnkey solutions and custom cruise logistics for ship buy-outs, incentive cruises, all kinds of meetings-at-sea, theme cruises and dockside ship charters for global events. For oceans of information, visit www.landrykling.com or call 800-448-9002.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of SpeedwayMedia.com.

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