Turning around cruise ships is a rush job

Shortly before dawn, the imposing Inspiration towers over the dark shops and restaurants of Channelside. Lights in a few cabin windows and a handful of security guards milling around the dock are the only outward signs of life at 6 a.m. Soon a tightly scripted, sometimes hectic dance will begin to play out, and over the next 10 hours crew members, stevedores and federal agents will prepare the Carnival Cruise Lines ship to head out for another Caribbean cruise.