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Behind the Scenes: Carnival Vista (Episode 6) “Floating City”

Today the second-to-last episode of the Behind the Scenes: Carnival Vista series, hosted by our own Peter Gonzalez — a.k.a., The Bold Man and the Sea — goes live, and to celebrate, we thought we’d offer a snapshot of what our team looked like at the end of an exhausting day of shooting:

bold man team Jay is tired

bold man team Jay is tired

Yet, drained as we may have been, we were still on a shoot in Italy, and that meant we got to stay in Trieste. Though the city is a solid 45-minute drive from where the shipyard is located in Monfalcone (a.k.a., ghost town after 5pm), it has much nicer accommodations, plus the restaurants are world-renowned. Or at least they should be.

Beautiful views of Trieste, Italy

Beautiful views of Trieste, Italy

Piazza Square in Trieste, Italy

Piazza Square in Trieste, Italy

Yummmmm!

Yummmmm!

Not to mention the gelato. At this point we’ve visited every gelato shop within a half-mile radius of our hotel, which totals up to about twenty. Or at least that’s what our scales are insinuating.

Worth it.

Worth it.

Anyway, back to Episode 6. It rules.

This episode, aptly titled “Floating City,” is all about making a cruise ship self-sustaining — and that’s not so easy when it’s disconnected from literally everything.

Admittedly, the team went into the project with only a general working knowledge of how ships run and a bevy of fun facts picked up from previous shoots, so we were pretty excited to put on our engineering hats for this one. Then we went to go see the man with all the answers: Cesare Boldrini, the chief engineer.

Class is in session.

Class is in session.

Info: check. Footage: in progress.

Here’s where things really got interesting…

To capture the inner-workings, we had to venture into areas rarely seen and only tended to by a select few. Several times we encountered spaces so narrow and formidable, they could only be accessed by a single team member. We sent Jay, of course.

carnival vista

carnival vista

carnival vista under construction

carnival vista under construction

Now that you’ve seen the puzzle pieces, check out how they all fit together.

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