The 1,055-foot Carnival Vista cruise ship is edging slowly into the medieval harbor of Valletta, Malta. With a clearance of just 200 feet on either end, the margin of error is worryingly small.
Carnival Vista is the newest, largest ship to join Carnival Cruise Line, with 10 restaurants, an IMAX theater, a massive water park, and a crew of 1,400 ready to tend to the needs of its 4,600 passengers. But with a new ship comes growing pains, and on this 10-day voyage from Athens, Greece, to Barcelona, Spain, Vista's troubles begin from the very moment she leaves port. See how the captain and crew hustle to feed, move, entertain, and problem solve around the clock in order to meet their guests' great expectations aboard this mighty vessel.
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