Then it was on to Rabaul and up onto a volcano, which has exploded twice in the last 100 years, the last one occurring at the beginning of 2000.

There were also hot springs that were so hot you could almost boil an egg in them. Very interesting!

Our next stop was Gizo Island in the Solomon Islands. By this time, it was getting very hot and humid – a bit more than I could put up with.


The last place was Honiara, the capital, and wow, they do not have much in way of structures. They are being helped by the cruise ships visiting but life is a big struggle and it certainly makes me so grateful for what I have here in Australia.

What regions have you visited on your cruises? Let us know in the comments section below.