Julie ends up in the middle of an unusual love triangle when the visiting 13-year-old son of the head of the cruise line develops a crush on her at the same time that she is trying to win over a charming older passenger. Two longtime acquaintances find their attempt at building a romance complicated by their parents’ antagonistic relationship: her father is publisher of the newspaper where he works; and his mother is leading the efforts to unionize the workers. In honor of Capt. Stubing’s fifth anniversary at the helm, the crew pays two men to build a wooden model of the ship. The builders are left scrambling to undo the damage after the present accidentally gets smashed.