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                               FAQ/Walkthrough for
                               CRUISE FOR A CORPSE

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GUIDE INFORMATION
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Author:   Tom Hayes
E-mail:   thayesguides(at)gmail(dot)com
System:   PC
Updated:  30th June, 2008
Version:  1.1


CONTENTS
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1. Introduction
2. Walkthrough
3. Item List
4. Copyright Information


VERSION HISTORY
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1.1:  30th June, 2008   (Format update)
1.0:  21st March, 2008  (First version)


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1.                                Introduction

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Cruise for a Corpse was made by Delphine Software in 1991. Inspector Raoul
Dusentier has been invited aboard a ship by a man named Niklos Karaboudjan.
Shortly after arriving, Raoul is knocked out by an unknown person and when he
wakes up, he discovers that Niklos has been killed. The characters on the ship
all seem to have their own motives and suspicions. Set over ten and a half
hours, Raoul starts his investigation to find out who killed Niklos.

What starts out as a promising mystery game soon gets bogged down by its overly
structured design. The game's clock advances with every important action, such
as finding an item or talking about a specific topic. One problem is that an
item or character will only be at a location at a certain time, and if you
check the same location ten minutes earlier, the item may not be there. Though
the game does have its good moments, it is linear and a lot of time will be
spent searching the ship to complete a single action in order to progress.


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2.                                Walkthrough

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8:00 AM: The game starts in Niklos' Karaboudjan's office. Take the piece of
         paper on the floor at the left side of the ashtray. Unfold the piece
         of paper and then read it: It is written by someone with the initial
         F, and tells the reader to meet at the bar at 8PM tonight.

8:10 AM: Use the map and go to the bar. Show the piece of paper to the barman:
         He says that Father Fabiani and Mr Karaboudjan met at the bar last
         night. They talked in low voices, and Fabiani looked furious. The
         barman gives Fabiani's prayer book to Raoul.

8:20 AM: Go to Father Fabiani/Dick Schmock's cabin and pull the suitcase at the
         bottom-left corner of the room. Open the suitcase: Raoul discovers
         playing cards, dice, a roulette wheel and chips. Read the prayer book
         and take the letter inside. Read the letter: It is written by Bishop
         Maretti, who says he has very offensive information about him.

8:30 AM: Go to the dining room to return the prayer book to Fabiani.

8:40 AM: Go to the upper deck and talk to Suzanne about herself: She is a good
         friend of the Karaboudjan family.

8:50 AM: Go to the smoking lounge and talk to Tom about himself: His
         solicitor's office takes care of Niklos' business. Talk about
         Fabiani's suitcase: He is aware that Fabiani gambles. Talk about
         Fabiani's vice: He has seen him lose lots of money. Talk about
         Suzanne: She likes to gossip, and is a close friend of Fabiani.


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9:10 AM: Go to the main deck, port side bow and open the bottom door to meet
         Julio. Talk to him about himself: Daphne is his girlfriend. Talk about
         Suzanne/Fabiani's friendship: They see each other frequently as
         Suzanne needs medical treatment, and Fabiani insisted that she should
         be invited on the cruise. Talk about Suzanne's invitation: Karaboudjan
         did not want Suzanne on the cruise but finally gave in to Fabiani.

9:30 AM: Go to the smoking lounge and take the paper under the left chair.

9:40 AM: Go to the dining room and talk to Fabiani about Niklos/Suzanne's
         relationship: They frequently argued.

9:50 AM: Go to the bar and talk to Suzanne about herself: She is a good friend
         of the Karaboudjan family.


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10:00 AM: Go to Raoul Dusentier/Julio Esperanza's cabin and take the key on the
          floor at the right side of the golf bag.

10:10 AM: Go to Niklos Karaboudjan's office and unlock the roll-top desk with
          the key (position the cursor directly over the keyhole on the desk or
          it won't open). Open the jewelcase and examine the bracelet clasp:
          The initials RJ are engraved on the clasp.

10:20 AM: Take the thank-you note from the roll-top desk.

10:30 AM: Go to the dining room and open the left drawer. Examine the drawer
          and take the engagement invitations.

10:40 AM: Go to the main deck, port side bow and then walk south to the next
          area to hear Rebecca and Tom talking on the upper deck: They quickly
          walk away when they see Raoul approaching.

10:50 AM: Go to the laundry room and search the bottom laundry basket to find a
          bathrobe with the initials DK. Raoul finds a necklace in the pocket
          of the bathrobe. Open the necklace and examine the picture.


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11:00 AM: Go to the main deck, port side bow and knock on the top door. Open
          the door to enter Father Fabiani/Dick Schmock's cabin. Talk to
          Fabiani about the thank-you note: He explains how Niklos gave the
          required funds for the restoration of the bell tower.

11:10 AM: Go to the bar and talk to Suzanne about the necklace: It belonged to
          Agnes, who gave it to her niece Daphne as as a present.

11:20 AM: Go to the rear hall and talk to Dick about himself: He grew up in an
          orphanage and then the Foreign Legion. Talk about Agnes: She was his
          mother, but he never knew her.

11:40 AM: Go to Daphne Karaboudjan/Suzanne Plum's cabin. Open the left wardrobe
          and search the cosmetic case. Take the prescription.

11:50 AM: Go to the bar. Take the glass and the bottle of whiskey.


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12:00 PM: Go to the upper deck and talk to Suzanne. Serve a drink to Suzanne.

12:10 PM: Talk to Suzanne about the prescription: It was medicine for Agnes.

12:20 PM: Go to the smoking lounge and talk to Tom about Agnes' illness: Niklos
          cared for her at his house as she was his only family. Talk about
          accommodation at Niklos': She eventually died after several months.
          Talk about Agnes' death: She left a large fortune and a will. Talk
          about Agnes' will: He doesn't know about it. Go to the main deck,
          port side bow and knock on the top door. Open the door to enter
          Father Fabiani/Dick Schmock's cabin. Talk to Fabiani about Agnes'
          will: She left most of it to her son, and the rest to Daphne. Talk
          about Agnes' son: He went to an orphanage.

12:30 PM: Walk south one screen and look through the porthole to see Rebecca
          arguing with Tom.

12:40 PM: Go to Daphne Karaboudjan/Suzanne Plum's cabin. Open the right
          wardrobe and search the pile of laundry: Raoul finds a newspaper
          clipping about an automobile accident that caused the death of
          Niklos' wife.

12:50 PM: Go to Father Fabiani/Dick Schmock's cabin. Open the second wardrobe
          door from the left and take the pocket watch.


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1:00 PM: Go to Niklos and Rebecca Karaboudjan's cabin and talk to Rebecca about
         herself: She was Niklos' new wife. Go to the upper deck and talk to
         Rose about herself: She is Tom's wife.

1:10 PM: Go to Daphne Karaboudjan/Suzanne Plum's cabin. Talk to Daphne about
         Rebecca: Daphne thinks that she is ambitious, impatient and did
         everything to seduce Niklos into marrying her. Talk about Rose: She
         does not have a happy marriage.

1:20 PM: Talk to Julio outside Daphne's cabin about the pocket watch: He lost
         it in one of his poker games. Talk about Niklos' death: He had always
         been nice to Julio.

1:30 PM: Go to the bar and talk to Suzanne about Rose: She had an affair years
         ago and now seems to be afraid to get involved. Go to the dining room
         and talk to Fabiani about Daphne/Rebecca's relationship: They ignore
         each other. Talk about Rebecca's personality: She is ambitious and
         arrogant and will do anything to get what she wants. Talk about Rose's
         grief: She was engaged to Raphael Lambert. Talk about Raphael Lambert:
         A few days after the engagement to Rose he was found drunk in a
         brothel. Talk about Daphne's mother: Mercedes was Niklos' first wife.

1:40 PM: Go to Niklos Karaboudjan's office and talk to Hector about Fabiani's
         poker game: He came to see Niklos the day after he lost at the poker
         game and had a heated discussion with him.

1:50 PM: Go to the upper deck and search the bag to find the gun advertisement.


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2:00 PM: Talk to Rose about the advertisement for guns: Her husband collects
         guns, so she was looking for a gift for their wedding anniversary.

2:10 PM: Go to Tom and Rose Logan's cabin. Open the wardrobe door and search
         the white sheets on the middle shelf to find a letter.

2:20 PM: Go to the upper deck to see Suzanne fall into the sea. Fling the right
         lifebelt. After Suzanne has been rescued, Raoul notices that one of
         the cables that was holding the guard rail had been sawed through.
         Suzanne tells Raoul to go to her cabin to get her cosmetic case.


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3:00 PM: Go to the laundry room and search the pot to find a small key. Go to
         Daphne Karaboudjan/Suzanne Plum's cabin: Someone has searched the
         room.

3:10 PM: Open the music box on the floor below the mirror at the right side of
         the room. Examine the music box. Insert the small key into the music
         box and block the ballerina while she is spinning. Turn the key and a
         drawer will open. Take the letter from the drawer.

3:30 PM: Go to the bar and wait for the Captain to call Raoul: Rebecca is about
         to shoot Dick, but Daphne throws her purse and stops Rebecca.

3:40 PM: Take Daphne's purse on the floor behind Julio.

3:50 PM: Go to Daphne Karaboudjan/Suzanne Plum's cabin and talk to Daphne about
         Agnes' will: Dick got some of the fortune.


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4:00 PM: At this time, Raoul will be invited into the passenger's cabins as he
         walks around the main deck. Walk around the main deck and enter the
         cabins to talk to Rebecca, Daphne, Fabiani and Rose. Fabiani says that
         Suzanne is the murderer. Rebecca says that Rose killed Niklos, as
         revenge for the death of Raphael Lambert. Daphne blames Fabiani for
         the murder. Rose says that she knew of the affair between Tom and
         Rebecca, and insists that Rebecca is the murderer.

4:10 PM: Go to the bar and talk to Suzanne about Rebecca/Tom's relationship:
         They hide it well. Go to the rear hall and talk to Dick about
         Tom/Rebecca's affair: He saw Tom holding a knife yesterday. Talk about
         Tom and Rebecca's plot: He says it is none of his business.

4:20 PM: Go to Raoul Dusentier/Julio Esperanza's cabin and take Hector's note
         on the floor: He has something important to tell Raoul.

4:30 PM: Go to the butler's cabin to talk to Hector: He is about to tell Raoul
         who the murderer is when he dies.

4:40 PM: Go to the alleyway outside the kitchen and then open the door to enter
         the kitchen. Take the can-opener on top of the furniture. Open the
         hatch in the floor to descend to the storage room. Take the crowbar
         and use it on the raised plank at the bottom-left corner of the room.
         Take the reel of film. Use the crowbar on the right small crate. Take
         the tin from the crate and use the can-opener on the tin.

4:50 PM: Go to the engine room and take the screwdriver on top of the barrel.


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5:00 PM: Go to the smoking lounge and pull the film projector. Examine the film
         projector and then put the reel of film on it. Use the screwdriver on
         the screw below the right reel of film to remove the hood. Operate the
         switch and use the screwdriver on the screw again. Operate the switch.

5:10 PM: Go to the rear hall to talk to Daphne: She gives Raoul a note from
         Suzanne.

5:20 PM: Go to Daphne Karaboudjan/Suzanne Plum's cabin. Examine Suzanne's body:
         The initials NK are carved into the floor.

5:30 PM: Go to Captain Simon Vanmuller's cabin and take the orange book from
         the third shelf at the right side of the bookcase.

5:40 PM: Go to the top-left toilet on the main deck and take the soap. Go to
         Niklos Karaboudjan's office and examine one of the books between the
         green bookends on the second shelf of the bookcase. Leave the first
         gap blank and arrange the books so that they spell the word INCAL.

5:50 PM: Throw the soap through the doorway. Alternatively, you can go through
         the doorway and fight the mafioso by using the left mouse button to
         block and the right mouse button to punch.


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6:00 PM: Search the mafioso in the secret room to find a mafia contract: Raoul
         realises that the mafioso was on board to kill Niklos.

6:10 PM: Take the puppet.

6:20 PM: Go to the smoking lounge and show the puppet to Daphne.

6:30 PM: Select Dick Schmock to complete the game.


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3.                                 Item List

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BOOK
  Found on the bookcase in Captain Simon Vanmuller's cabin. It is used on the
  books between the bookends in Niklos' Karaboudjan's office.


BOTTLE OF WHISKEY
  Found on the counter in the bar at 11:50 AM. After also taking the glass, it
  is used to serve a drink to Suzanne on the upper deck.


CAN-OPENER
  Found on top of the furniture in the kitchen at 4:40 PM. It is used on the
  can in the crate in the storage room.


CROWBAR
  Found in the storage room at 4:40 PM. It is used on the raised plank in the
  storage room. It is also used on the right crate in the storage room.


DAPHNE'S PURSE
  Found on the floor behind Julio on the main deck at 3:40 PM. It is given to
  Daphne in Daphne Karaboudjan/Suzanne Plum's cabin.


ENGAGEMENT INVITATIONS
  Found in the left drawer in the dining room at 10:30 AM. When found, the
  topic "Engagement invitations" appears in the conversation menu.


ENVELOPE
  Found in Daphne Karaboudjan/Suzanne Plum's cabin at 12:40 PM by searching the
  pile of laundry in the right wardrobe. When found, the topic "Press clipping"
  appears in the conversation menu.


GLASS
  Found on the counter in the bar at 11:50 AM. After also taking the bottle of
  whiskey, it is used to serve a drink to Suzanne on the upper deck.


HECTOR'S NOTE
  Found in Raoul Dusentier/Julio Esperanza's cabin at 4:20 PM. When found, the
  topic "Hector's note" appears in the conversation menu.


KEY
  Found on the floor in Raoul Dusentier/Julio Esperanza's cabin at 10:00 AM. It
  is used to unlock the roll-top desk in Niklos Karaboudjan's office.


LETTER
  Found in Tom and Rose Logan's cabin by searching the white sheets in the
  wardrobe at 2:20 PM. When found, the topic "confession note" appears in the
  conversation menu.


FABIANI'S LETTER
  Found by reading the prayer book. When found, the topic "The Bishop's letter"
  appears in the conversation menu.


MAP
  Available at the start of the game. It is used to travel between locations.


PAPER
  Found under the left chair in the smoking room at 9:30 AM. When found, the
  topic "Kartier receipt" appears in the conversation menu.


PIECE OF PAPER
  Found on the floor at the left side of the ashtray in Niklos Karaboudjan's
  office. It is unfolded and is then read. It is shown to the barman.


POCKET WATCH
  Found in Father Fabiani/Dick Schmock's cabin at 12:50 PM by opening the
  second wardrobe door. When found, the topic "Pocket watch" appears in the
  conversation menu.


PRAYER BOOK
  Found by showing the piece of paper to the barman. It is read to find the
  letter. It is given to Father Fabiani in the dining room after the letter
  has been taken from the book.


PRESCRIPTION
  Found in Daphne Karaboudjan/Suzanne Plum's cabin at 11:40 AM by searching the
  cosmetic case in the left wardrobe. When found, the topic "Prescription"
  appears in the conversation menu.


PUPPET
  Found in the secret room at 6:10 PM. It is shown to Daphne in the smoking
  lounge.


REEL OF FILM
  Found by using the crowbar on the raised plank in the storage room at 4:40
  PM. It is used on the film projector in the smoking lounge.


SCREWDRIVER
  Found on the barrel in the engine room at 4:50 PM. It is used on the screws
  on the film projector in the smoking lounge.


SHEET OF PAPER
  Found by opening the music box drawer in Daphne Karaboudjan/Suzanne Plum's
  cabin at 3:10 PM. When found, the topic "Request for payment" appears in the
  conversation menu.


SMALL KEY
  Found by searching the pot in the laundry room at 3:00 PM. It is used on the
  music box in Daphne Karaboudjan/Suzanne Plum's cabin.


SOAP
  Found in the top toilet on the main deck. It is thrown into the secret room
  from Niklos' Karaboudjan's office after the door has opened.


SUZANNE'S NOTE
  Found by talking to Daphne in the rear hall at 5:10 PM. When found, the
  topic Suzanne's investigation appears in the conversation menu.


THANK-YOU NOTE
  Found in the roll-top desk in Niklos Karaboudjan's office after it has been
  unlocked by the key. When found, the topic "Thank-you note" appears in the
  conversation menu.


TIME
  Available at the start of the game. It is used to display the current time.


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4.                          Copyright Information

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