Cruises to Fanning Island

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Fanning Island (Photo:Sorin Colac/Shutterstock)

About Cruising to Fanning Island

If you're on Fanning Island, part of the Republic of Kiribati and officially known as Tabuaeran Island, you most likely arrived by private yacht, sailboat or one of a few cruise ships. A sibling of the better-known Christmas Island, Fanning is extremely remote with no power grid or indoor plumbing. And that means it's a once-in-a-lifetime experience for cruisers to visit this untouched atoll in the central Pacific Ocean and its 2,500 residents.

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Hawaii Tahiti & Marquesas

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South Pacific Cruise

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Tales Of The South Pacific

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Tales Of The South Pacific

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Tales Of The South Pacific

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154 Night World Cruise

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Panama Canal Cruise

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More about Fanning Island

Why Cruise to Fanning Island?

Pros:

Cruise vessels that hug the coral reef's edge provides great snorkeling and beach activities

Cons:

It is a tendered port, with no established restaurants or bars

Bottom Line:

Experience a remote, tropical island with open-air community markets and beach barbecues

Fanning Island Cruise Port Facilities?

Near the pier at English Harbour, you'll find a beach compound with lounge chairs, entertainment, a local open-air market, volleyball courts and more.

Good to Know?

As you should in any new place, be aware of your surroundings, and don't carry unnecessary valuables. Leave fancy jewelry and excessive amounts of cash in your stateroom's safe.

Getting Around?

There are a few ways to get around Fanning Island: on foot, by bike or on the backs of open-air thatched-roof trucks. It's easy to walk from the center of activity into the heart of the island; some locals also offer bike rentals and organized walking tours. Walks and bike rides can be taken on a hard-packed dirt road that has some ruts and potholes.

Currency & Best Way to Get Money?

Currency is the Australian dollar, but American dollars are also accepted. As there is no power grid on Fanning Island, there are no ATM's; be sure to get cash onboard or in another port of call before arriving.

Language?

English is the most commonly spoken language on Fanning Island.

Where You're Docked?

Passengers board high-speed ferries to English Harbour. You'll disembark onto a wooden pier jutting into the clear, tourquoise water of a palm-fringed lagoon. Yes, it's picture-perfect, reminiscent of a Robinson Crusoe tale or a "Gilligan's Island" episode.


Fanning Island Cruise Reviews
This is an island as the South Pacific was prior to the arrival of the missionaries. These people have nothing in respect to what we think are the basic necessities of life. No running water, sewer system, electriciRead More
HamburgAvonLady
What a beautiful place! and what beautiful, happy people! and great crafts at really reasonable prices! Make sure to see the seaweed factory, as well as visit the school and church. There is a great need for schoRead More
sansterre
This was the HIGHLIGHT of the trip!!!!! At the last moment, NCL added an excursion to Volunteer Point. I was beside myself with joy having read so much about it and believing that we would not be able to see it. At $Read More
pursegirl
Fjordland National Park, NZ This was one of the highlights of our trip. Beautiful area. COLD!!! Well, not Colorado cold, but still COLD for Summer in NZ! The naturalist onboard was very good. Got lots of great picturRead More
Pengawin3

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