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Fanning Island Cruise Reviews

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Review for Amsterdam to Hawaii

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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

There are no excursions to take, but the island is a wonderful experience. Buy some of their crafts and bring some donations for this subsistence island that needs all the help we can provide. Also, it is beautiful as are its people. ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Review for Amsterdam to South Pacific

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10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Nothing to do here except walk around ...
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Sail Date: September 2016

Review for Amsterdam to South Pacific

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10+ Cruises • Age 90s

Lovely island depending a good bit on several cruise stops a year. Felt we were intrusive, so many visitors, but a native reassured me that the children liked to look at the funny looking visitors and the money from sales of crafts was important. Supplies, food not grown on island brought monthly from China. ...
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Sail Date: September 2015

Review for Statendam to Hawaii

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10+ Cruises • Age 80s

Interesting to see locals who have no electricity, water and no sanitation in their habitat. They really welcomed us with singing and dancing in their native costumes. They also had handmade crafts available for sale, and they were very reasonably priced. We took school supplies and other things ashore for them and plied them with dollar bills to reward their hospitality. ...
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Sail Date: February 2015

Review for Statendam to South Pacific

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10+ Cruises • Age 80s

One good tsunami would erase the island. The people were glad to see us mainly because we brought money plus HAL brings school supplies. The cruise director said that most people spend an hour ashore and that is what I did, just to darn hot and humid. Nice island though considering there is not water or electricity or plumbing. Good swimming but you have to watch where you swim otherwise you may ...
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Sail Date: February 2014

Review for Westerdam to South Pacific

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2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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, electricity, doctors/dentists, shops or hotels of any kind. This was a real "eye-opener" for many of the ship's passengers !! Very hot and humid so many were back on the ship in a couple of ...
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Sail Date: October 2012

Review for Regatta to South Pacific

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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Actually, it was Christmas Island in Kiribati. There was no listing for this port, so I chose Fanning Island which is in the same archipelago. Not a good port. We had a horrific experience in tendering. The port authority was not honest with our captain about the tides. They assured him it was navigable by tender. We got on the island, scraping bottom with only 40 people per tender. The ...
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Sail Date: December 2011

Review for Westerdam to South Pacific

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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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 school and medical supplies and they appreciate everything. It is best to walk to the school, but you can also see a lot on the "Truck Tour" for $10. ...
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Sail Date: October 2011

Review for Rotterdam to South Pacific

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6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

FANNING ISLAND. To many, this tiny little atoll was their cruise high-light. A destitute cluster of isolated people were making the best of it somehow. Kids everywhere!! No electricity, very little agriculture, and a maximum of 5' feet elevation above sea level makes one wonder what the future will bring for this remote speck in the ocean. Drop-dead blue water, pigs tied to palm trees and thatched ...
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Sail Date: March 2011

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Review for Freedom of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

Sail Date: February 2011

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom

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