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Cruises to Honiara

Honiara (Photo:Julia Peterle/Shutterstock)

About Honiara

The capital of the Solomon Islands is the only real port with sufficient infrastructure to cope with full-size cruise ships. Even then, it's a bit of an effort to get a whole ship ashore.

Mostly, the Solomon Islands are geared for expedition ships that will put small numbers of guests (typically fewer than 200) ashore by Zodiac or other tender.

In this respect, the Solomon Islands are one of the most exciting adventure cruise destinations in the South Pacific, with dozens of suitable locations to go ashore where small communities welcome visitors with dances and cultural displays.

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Exploring Indonesia: Bali, Raja Ampat And Papua Ne...Details

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Leaving:Bali
Cruise Line:Lindblad Expeditions
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Leaving:Brisbane
Cruise Line:Seabourn Cruise Line
Oct 9, 2023
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35 Night
Far East CruiseDetails

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Leaving:Kobe
Cruise Line:Seabourn Cruise Line
Sep 4, 2023
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20 Night
Iconic Melanesia: New Guinea, Sepik River & The So...Details

24 Reviews
Leaving:Bali
Cruise Line:Lindblad Expeditions
Oct 9, 2023
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Far East CruiseDetails

1 Review
Leaving:Kobe
Cruise Line:Seabourn Cruise Line
Sep 18, 2023
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More about Honiara

Why go to Honiara?

Pros:

Besides taking in the beautiful scenery, Honiara boasts lots of points of interest related to World War II

Cons:

English isn't widely spoken so communication can be a challenge, which makes guided tours a good option

Bottom Line:

This town is full of culture and history and makes for a fun day learning more about the region

Currency & Best Way to Get Money?

Currency in Honiara is the Solomon Islands Dollar. For current currency conversion rates, visit www.xe.com.

Language?

English is Honiara's official language, but very few residents actually speak it. Melanesian pidgin is the most widely used tongue and, historically, served as a bridge language between residents who were previously unable to communicate with one another.

--By Rod Eime, Cruise Critic contributor

--Photo: Marci Paravia/Shutterstock


Honiara Cruise Reviews
This was the only real city we visited on this cruise. I heard they have a McDonald's. I didn’t see it or a Starbucks (thank God). There are several historic WWII sights, a few museums and a large local market that aRead More
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teraji
Very interesting part of the South Pacific/Coral Sea. Quite basic facilities outside the few 4/5 star hotels, but a great spot to investigate the way of life of these Islanders. Nearby is the location for one of the Read More
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