How to Build a Cruise Port in "SimCity 4"

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In "SimCity 4," players take control of the day-to-day planning and construction of an entire city, either from scratch or from a number of pre-loaded, real-world locales. As your city grows in population and geographical size, you gain access to larger, more expensive construction projects. These projects will provide a boost to your local economy, but generally have some special requirements that must be met before you can build them. The cruise ship port is one such building: it can be extremely beneficial to your city's tourism income, if you can develop your city enough to access it.

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Things you need

  • "SimCity 4: Rush Hour" expansion

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  1. 1

    Begin a new city from scratch or load a pre-made city. If you start from scratch, make sure your city map contains coastline. If you choose a pre-made city, it must be a coastal city. Cruise ship ports may only be built in cities where 35% of the map is water.

  2. 2

    Zone enough commercial space so that your city generates 15,000 commercial jobs. Each zoned commercial tile must be within four tiles of a road, and must have underground water piped to it, as well as access to electricity.

  3. 3

    Build at least 15 city parks. Placement does not matter, but spreading them out will help reduce pollution and improve property values, which will attract more people and create more commercial jobs.

  4. 4

    Raise taxes or wait until your city's revenue provides you with at least £18,200 of disposable cash.

  5. 5

    Select an area of the coast with an open four-by-five tile area to place your cruise ship port.

  6. 6

    Select the port under the "entertainment" properties and place it in the desired area. It must be placed with only one edge on land, the bulk of the property being in the water.

Tips and warnings

  • The cruise ship port must be provided with power and water to operate just like any other structure.
  • The cruise ship port is only available with the optional "Rush Hour" expansion to "SimCity 4."

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