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Cruises to Honiara

Honiara (Photo:Julia Peterle/Shutterstock)
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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DAY 1: Brisbane

15 Night
Cruise to Honiara

Leaving:
Brisbane
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Milne Bay, Alotau ...
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Cruise Line:
Princess Cruises
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DAY 1: Miami

140 Night
Cruise to Honiara

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Miami
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DAY 1: Brisbane

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Cruise to Honiara

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DAY 1: Sydney

15 Night
Cruise to Honiara

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Sydney
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Princess Cruises
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80 Night
Cruise to Honiara

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Miami
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27 Night
Cruise to Honiara

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Tahiti
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59 Night
Cruise to Honiara

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Miami
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23 Night
Cruise to Honiara

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Brisbane
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Mooloolaba, Gladstone ...
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Cruise Line:
Crystal Cruises
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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

Pacific Eden
teraji
Sail Date: Oct 2016
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... Read More
Saltbush16
Sail Date: Dec 2015
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
Sea Princess
Fluffy Duck
Sail Date: Jan 2016
It was a Sunday so everything was closed. On shore they had moneychangers and we were able to get SID (Solomon Island dollars). They also accepted Kina for exchange. We walked outside the port gates and had to... Read More
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