A new enemy, the Bully, makes its appearance in this level. You can’t defeat them by simply jumping on them though, as you have to force them off the ledge. This is difficult because they bounce you backwards, but Fireballs and Boomerangs make short work of them. Rolling into them will also force them back a good deal, so keep that in mind. At the beginning of the stage, enter the Warp Box in front of you to get onto the first ship. Defeat the first Bully, if you want as you don’t need to, then walk the narrow planks to the second ship, noting that the planks will move a little bit.
On the second ship, there will be some spiked rollers going back and forth, as well as two more Bullies. Try to dodge the Bullies and hit one of the ?-Blocks for a power-up (Fire Flower). If you do get a Fire Flower, it makes the next part easier, as you will need to push both of the Bullies here off of the ship. Do that and you will get Green Star #1. Climb up to another Warp Box that takes you into the ship. Continue to the right, then jump through the Peepas to grab the Stamp. A little further right will be another ring of Peepas, with some ?-Blocks above them.
One of these will have a Super Star, so grab it and head down to the Peepas. There is a hole in the floor here, which is housing Green Star #2. The Warp Box at the right end will take you back outside, with the Checkpoint Flag right there. There will be more planks of wood here that are acting as walkways, complete with Boos that pop up here and there. Somewhere here will be Green Star #3, so make sure you grab it before being finished with this section. At the very end of the ship will be two Bullies, so take them both out to make a Warp Box appear, bringing you to the Goal Pole area.