Cruise Ship Captain is a computer simulator and a learning tool allowing you to explore how a Captain or Harbor Pilot can maneuver the cruise ships. You are given a Bridge window that controls ship. If you are piloting the "standard ship", you have twin engines, a set of bow and stern thrusters and twin rudders. With the azipod-driven ship, you control a unique propulsion and steering system consisting of a pair of pods that carry the propellers. Your challenge is to bring the ship to the dock in the harbor of your choice. Harbors include Southampton, New York, Fort Lauderdale, Long Beach, Honolulu, Nawiliwili, Apia and Sydney. The help file or operation manual is available at any time by pressing F1. You also get a small photo album showing each of the harbors. On the other hand, Cruise Ship Captain is a game that encourages you to compete with others or yourself on how skillfully and how quickly you can bring your ship into the harbor. After mastering the introductory level of difficulty you can increase the challenge by requesting variable wind speeds up to 100 knots, harbor traffic and even random equipment failure. A special version of Cruise Ship Captain called Cruise Ship Time Trials is included in the package. It differs from Cruise Ship Captain in having a count-down timer. You set the amount of time allowed the player, 5, 10 or 15 min, and the game halts after his or her time is up. When it halts it displays the players score that includes damage from any collisions.