Cruises from Honiara
Honiara, located on the northern coast of the island of Guadalcanal, is the capital of the Solomon Islands, which lie between Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea. Pijin is the principal language. The climate is tropical, and while the most pleasant time to visit is winter, July to September, the cooling sea breezes temper the humidity and heat along all coasts year-round. The island became the scene of the important Guadalcanal Campaign during World War II.
Organised tours are available to visit many battle sites where some of the fiercest battles took place and where many relics of war are to be found, including a Quonset hut (pre-fab corrugated galvanized steel with a semicircular cross-section).