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31 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 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 that are a short ... Read More
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 are a short walking distance from the dock. Guadalcanal was the location of one of the most gruesome WWII battles. 7000 American soldiers and 24,000 Japanese soldiers died during a six month period on Guadalcanal. There are numerous memorials and historic sites near Honiara and on Guadalcanal. The WWII war tour was one of the more popular P&O shore excursions. P&O offered several excursions, I took a culture tour to a local Polynesian village. The tour was excellent. We drove 45 minutes get to it and all the villagers came out to greet us in their native dress. We toured the village and they explain their way of life and traditional Polynesian ways, which included local food and dancing. The village is on “Red Beach,” where the Americans first landed on Guadalcanal during WWII. There are also several nice beaches less than 30 minute drive west of town. Some have WWII wrecks and most have an entrance fee. The most popular is Mbonge beach. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 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 get two taxis for 6 of us ... Read More
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 get two taxis for 6 of us as they nothing big enough. We managed to get a taxi for SID100 (AUD20) per taxi for one hour. It ended up being 2 hours but in that time we saw Henderson Field airbase where they have a memorial, a museum for WW11 relics, no charge, and then up to the US Guadalcanal War Memorial which is on top of a high lookout and well kept. We managed to change our SID back into AUD at the port. The roads here are pretty terrible so it took a long time to see things, apart from the driver on a go-slow drive. It was still cheap at $40 per taxi. Close to the ship they had paintings, wooden items handcrafts etc. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 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 most important Pacific ... Read More
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 most important Pacific Sea Battles of WWll, many ships lie undisturbed on nearby IRON BOTTOM SOUND. Read Less

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