I see you've got just as many replies as I've got for my Jan. 8th Valor cruise. Don't worry. With 2000+ people on board, you're bound to bump into several "Friends of Dorothy". Have a ball (or two)!
I'm the piano bar entertainer on the Valor, and will be on board for your cruises (there until late April). Be sure to introduce yourself when you arrive! I work in the piano bar, called, the "Lindy Hop," on Deck 5 (Promenade) aft. It's always good to meet other "family" on board!
Yes, it is the annual Rusty Wallace cruise. I never knew who he was until the 2003 Rusty cruise was held on the Carnival Victory, where I worked at the time. I don't know a thing about NASCAR, but I do remember the cruisers were a lot of fun. In fact, a few of those past guests have emailed me to see if I was going to be on the Valor for this year's Rusty cruise. The piano bar may be extra energetic as a result! I have been working on beefing up my country song list just for the occasion. I also remember the ship ran out of Bud Light before the week was over. So much for Sondheim. !