Iles de Horn, French Polynesia
The Hoorn Islands (also Futuna Islands and Iles de Horn) are one of the two island groups of which the French overseas collectivity of Wallis and Futuna is geographically composed. Futuna Island in the northwest and Alofi Island in the southeast. They are both a remnant of an old extinct volcano, now bordered with a fringing reef.
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – CFP franc (XPF)
Language – French, Futuan
Land Area – 115 km²
Population – 5,000 approx
Electricity – 2 angled flat pins and 1 round pin centred below Australian style
Time – GMT minus ten hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 689
Port Location – There is a wharf located at Leava on the island of Futuna.
Transport Links – There is an airstrip at Vele, in the village of Alo on Futuna island.
Two cruise ships/luxury liners currently ply the islands: the Paul Gauguin, which does a regular 7-day trip around the Societies, with occasional trips out to the Tuamotus, Marquesas and Cook Islands; and the Tahitian Princess which does similar itineraries.