- The island on which Adam first sees Autua is not specifically identified as being one of the Chatham Islands.
- The Cabin Boy is not named and does not commit suicide.
- There is no stop at Raiatea and no business transaction between Giles Horrox and Captain Molyneux.
- There is no stop in Hawaii.
- The Prophetess and Adam Ewing arrive in San Francisco.
- Tilda Ewing and her father, Haskell Moore appear.