Calamity Carl's Cozy Cruise (2014)

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Climb aboard the S.S. Sofast to begin your exciting cruise! This year, the Green Wooden Horse makes an appearance floating alongside the ship.

Description and Requirements

The Calamity Carl's Cozy Cruise is an event location introduced during the Year of the Snake Festival (2013), and returning during the Year of the Horse Festival (2014), requiring a minimum rank of Recruit to enter. Mice are unable to steal gold or points, but may steal multiple pieces of cheese if not caught. The cruise ship is run by Calamity Carl.

The area includes a Heads-up Display that shows which area the cruise is visiting, how many Cruise Bux a hunter has earned. In 2014, it shows the hunter's inventory of Firecracker, Nitropop, and Horsepower Charms, and hovering over the right side gives this popup hint:

Boost your horsepower!
Use Firecracker, Nitropop, Dragonbreath, Snakebite or Horsepower Charms to BOOST the horsepower of your ship's engine!
The bigger the firework, the faster you'll cruise, and the more rewards you'll earn!

During the cruise, each mouse caught lets the cruise ship progress according to which charm the hunter had armed:

Charm Distance per catch
Horsepower 25 km
Snakebite 25 km
Dragonbreath 25 km
Nitropop 9 km
Firecracker 3 km
others/none 1 km

If a hunter has fewer remaining km to reach the end of the cruise than what the current charm would advance, they are applied to the next cruise cycle (that is, using Horsepower Charm at 1349 km will move the hunter to 24 km).

The cruise is divided into zones, each lasting 150 km, and the mice in that zone are determined by what Location the ship is sailing near. There are 9 zones (1350 km) in 2014. Each zone has a particular Collectible (Miniatures in 2014 available for collection. After completing each all but the last zone, a message is left in the Hunter's Journal:

To celebrate reaching a new stop on the cruise, Carl has handed out XX Cruise Bux to spend in the ship's Shops! I'm sure you'll get even more at the next stop!

At the completion of the last section, the message changes:

Congratulations, you've completed a full cruise! Carl has provided you with 300 Cruise Bux to spend in the ship's Shops. There's another cruise departing shortly - now would be a great time to take another trip and rack up even more Cruise Bux!
Zone Extent Cruise Bux earned Collectible View
2014 2014
Harbour 0 — 150 25 Harbour Miniature View
Gnawnian Shoreline 151 — 300 50 Gnawnian Shoreline Miniature View
Digby and Lab 301 — 450 75 Digby Lab Miniature View
Iceberg 451 — 600 100 Iceberg Miniature View
Acolyte Realm 601 — 750 120 Acolyte Realm Miniature View
Huntington 751 — 900 140 S.S. Huntington III Miniature View
Tribal Isles 901 — 1050 160 Tribal Isles Miniature View
Zugzwang Island 1051 — 1200 180 Zugzwang Island Miniature View
Daredevil Canyon 1201 — 1350 300 Gnawnian Express Miniature View

The first time through a complete cruise in 2014 Year of the Horse Festival, this additional message is left in the Hunter's Journal:

In order to celebrate your inaugural cruise, Carl has rewarded you with a fancy Captain's Cavalry Sword which grants you full access to the ship's Shops!

Shops

These are the shops that can be found in the Calamity Carl's Cozy Cruise:

Calamity Carl's Cozy Cruise Mice

Every mouse in this area has a chance of dropping Cruise Bux, although some mice are more likely to drop it than others, and some mice drop it in higher quantity than others. Also, all mice in the area have a chance of dropping the Miniatures appropriate to the zones where the mouse can be attracted. To make the table more compact, this information has been omitted from the Loot column.

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Cheese Charm Zone
Abominable Snow 1,750 1,750 Indigenous Mice X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Bionic 300 550 Indigenous Mice X X X X X X X X X Firecracker Charm
Briegull 360 440 Aquatic Order X X X X X X X X X Firecracker Charm
Calligraphy 1,888 888 Event Mice X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X Firecracker Charm
Chipper 4,525 1,235 Icewing's Invasion X X X X X X X X X Firecracker Charm
Costumed Dragon 2,888 888 Event Mice X X X X X X X X X X X X X Nitropop Potion
Costumed Horse 2,888 5,888 Event Mice X X X X X X X X X X X X X Firecracker Charm
Satchel of Gold (10,000)
Costumed Rabbit 1,888 888 Event Mice X X X X X X X X X X X X X Nitropop Potion
Costumed Snake 2,888 5,888 Event Mice X X X X X X X X X X X X X Horsepower Potion
Costumed Tiger 1,602 888 Event Mice X X X X X X X X X X X X X Nitropop Potion
Cowardly 190 300 Indigenous Mice X X X X X X X X X
Cupid 875 900 Event Mice X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Diamond 1,200 600 Indigenous Mice X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Dumpling Chef 2,886 3,000 Followers of Furoma X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Dwarf 225 450 Indigenous Mice X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Extreme Everysports 5,000 5,000 Event Mice X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X Firecracker Charm
Field 200 200 Indigenous Mice X X X X X X X X X X
Forever Alone 1,200 600 Event Mice X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X S.A.D. Pamphlet
Valentine Charm
Frosty Snow 600 300 Indigenous Mice X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Gold 600 1,200 Indigenous Mice X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Gorgon 1,400 2,800 The Forgotten Mice X X X X X X X X X Firecracker Charm
Haunted Arcanum Skin
Hot Head 2,250 550 Seasonal Soldiers X X X X X X X X X Firecracker Charm
Hurdle 4,000 4,000 Event Mice X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X Firecracker Charm
Juliyes 999 999 Event Mice X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Lightning Rod 175 100 Indigenous Mice X X X X X X X X X
Longtail 1,000 900 Indigenous Mice X X X X X X X X X Firecracker Charm
Lovely Sports 1,850 450 Event Mice X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X Firecracker Charm
Monarch 2,500 600 Seasonal Soldiers X X X X X X X X X Firecracker Charm
New Years 2,200 200 Event Mice X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X Firecracker Charm
King's Reserve Bubbleh
Party Head 2,000 2,000 Event Mice X X X X X X X X X X X X Firecracker Charm
Pinchy 325 400 Aquatic Order X X X X X X X X X Firecracker Charm
Pirate 350 2,750 Aquatic Order X X X X X X X X X Firecracker Charm
Polar Bear 4,225 990 Icewing's Invasion X X X X X X X X X Firecracker Charm
Present 900 900 Event Mice X X X X X X X X X Firecracker Charm
Pugilist 700 600 Indigenous Mice X X X X X X X X X Firecracker Charm
Red Envelope 888 221 Event Mice X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X Firecracker Charm
Red Pocket Envelope
Sealed Athletic Lunar Scroll Case
Romeno 0 300 Event Mice X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X Brie Cheese
Cheddar Cheese
Marble Cheese
Swiss Cheese
Romeo 1,000 1,200 Event Mice X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Saloon Gal 3,750 1,200 Wild Bunch X X X X X X X X X Firecracker Charm
Shopkeeper 4,500 4,500 Wild Bunch X X X X X X X X X Firecracker Charm
Sorcerer 6,200 350 The Forgotten Mice X X X X X X X X X Firecracker Charm
Spotted 175 175 Indigenous Mice X X X X X X X X X X X Firecracker Charm
Student of the Cheese Belt 6,250 450 Followers of Furoma X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X Satchel of Gold (750)
Student of the Cheese Claw 6.250 450 Followers of Furoma X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X Satchel of Gold (750)
Student of the Cheese Fang 6,250 450 Followers of Furoma X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X Satchel of Gold (750)
Swarm of Pygmy Mice 5,800 840 The Dreaded Horde X X X X X X X X X Firecracker Charm
Flawed Orb
Totally Not Bitter 1,850 450 Event Mice X X X X X X X X X X X X X Firecracker Charm
Trampoline 3,000 3,000 Event Mice X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X Firecracker Charm
Winter Games 3,000 900 Event Mice X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X Firecracker Charm
Zombie 2,700 2,700 Indigenous Mice X X X X X X X X X Brain Bits
Firecracker Charm

Hunting Strategy

Each zone of the cruise provides a different set of mice. There are several zones where there are mice with non-overlapping weakness; hunters must choose whether to arm a Tactical (or Physical) trap to catch the Dumpling Chef and Student mice, or whether to arm Hydro (Iceberg), Arcane (Acolyte Realm), Shadow (Tribal Isles), or Law (Daredevil Canyon) to catch Chipper, Polar Bear, Sorcerer, Gorgon, Swarm of Pygmy Mice, Saloon Gal, or Shopkeeper. Fortunately, all of the firework charms that advance 3 or more km per hunt are consumed only upon successful catch, so attracting the wrong mouse for the current trap power does not waste the effort spent in collecting charms for accelerated cruising.

Cruise Bux can be earned as random loot drops, but the fastest way to gain them is by progressing through zones. Hunters aiming to purchase as much as possible from the shops may want to focus on using firework charms to make it through the cruise multiple times. Conversely, hunters desiring to collect Souvenirs or Miniatures without spending Cruise Bux are advised to use lower-powered charms until the collectible is obtained as loot, since speeding through a zone in 6 hunts with Horsepower Charms reduces the chance of getting loot in that zone. Depending on what traps a hunter has and what mice the hunter is trying to collect, it may pay to go fast in some zones and slow in others.

The only way to attract a Calligraphy mouse is to arm SUPER|brie+, no matter what charm is in use. Similarly, the only way to attract the Totally Not Bitter mouse is to arm a Valentine Charm, which only advances 1km per catch. The only way to attract Extreme Everysports, Hurdle, Lovely Sports, Trampoline, and Winter Games mice is to arm Runny cheese; but using this cheese at the same time as a firework charm reduces the encounter of the sports mice, so it may pay to go slower to maximize the catch ratio of these mice.

Hunting tips by Larry

Welcome to the cruise, hunter! Have you visited the buffet table yet? The cheese spread is incredible!

Which probably explains the terrible problem we're having with mice, actually. Hm.

Carl was so impressed by the massive speeds reached on last year's cruise that he's decided to further encounter it this year!

You see, what with it being the Lunar New Year, many of the mice have brought various fireworks with them, and if you can capture and use these fireworks as charms on your trap, the loud noise boosts the horsepower of the ship!

The bigger the firework, the louder the noise, the strongest the spirit of the Green Wooden Horse, and the faster the boat can go!

Calamity Carl will be thankful for your help, and will reward you with Cruise Bux as you pass by the various landmarks, so you can buy necessities and frivolities in the ship's Shoppes!

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