Gizo is a port town and capital of Solomon Islands's Western Province. The town is located on Ghizo Island, and has population around 6,000. It ranks it the country's 2nd largest - after the capital city Honiara (on Guadalcanal Island).
Ghizo Island is located approx 380 km (236 ml) west-northwest of Honiara. Flights to Gizo Island are facilitated by a small landing strip built to the northeast of the town. Generally, Ghizo is served by the Nusatupe Airport (on the neighbouring Nusatupe Island). Current-day Ghizo is among Solomon Islands' most popular tourist travel destinations. The island is famous with its diving and surfing activities.
Solomon Islands is an island nation state consisting of 6 large and over 900 smaller islands (total land area of 28400 km2 / 11000 ml2) located in Oceania (southwest Pacific Ocean), to the east of Papua New Guinea and to the northwest of Vanuatu.
In April 2007, Ghizo island was hit by 10 m / 33 ft high tsunami waves created by an 8,1 Richter magnitude earthquake. The final death total was 52 people. Beside Ghizo, the monstrous waves also hit Sasamunga (on Choiseul Island).
In 2016, P&O Australia company's Pacific Eden ship made its maiden visit to Solomon Islands, leaving from home-port Cairns Queensland as part of an 11-days, round-trip itinerary to Papua New Guinea (Alotau, Kitava, Rabaul) and Solomon Islands (Gizo, Honiara). The ship's visit included the P&O's maiden call to Ghizo Island (port Gizo, on September 30, 2016) and the inaugural call to Guadalcanal Island (port Honiara, on October 1). In 2016, both companies P&O Cruises and Princess Cruises (subsidiaries of Carnival Corp, under the management of Carnival Australia) had all 6 calls to Solomon Islands, which was a 3-fold increase over 2015.
Highlights: WW2 dive and land sights, Skull Island, Nusa Simbo
Gizo cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Ghizo Island dock (anchor) at Gizo - port city on the southeastern coast.
Kennedy Island (aka Plum Pudding Island, and Kasolo Island) is an uninhabited isle named after the US president J F Kennedy (1917-1963). The island is located at about 15-min boat ride from Ghizo. Although uninhabited, the isle is a popular tourist attraction.
The Gizo cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Gizo, Ghizo, Solomon Islands.
If you lose the Gizo location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Gizo cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Gizo, Ghizo, Solomon Islands. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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