Paul Gauguin Cruises unveils new Boutique Crossing Collection

Trio of voyages encompassing French Polynesia and the South Pacific

Huahine Gauguin ©PONANT Julien Fabro

Paul Gauguin Cruises, the award-winning luxury line renowned for its artfully authentic explorations of French Polynesia and the South Pacific, has unveiled a series of new itineraries as part of their 2025 Boutique Crossing Collection cruising between Fiji, Bali, Singapore, Papua New Guinea and Australia.

Three singular one-departure-only voyages of 14-, 16- and 20-nights will delve into the natural wonders and cultural treasures of Oceania, Indonesia and Melanesia on exotic itineraries featuring maiden calls to Parai Beach and Surabaya in Indonesia. These curated itineraries offered aboard the 330-guest Le Paul Gauguin will feature a robust program of personal enrichment and destination immersion, taking full advantage of blissful days at sea and intriguing ports of call such as Espiritu Santo, Guadalcanal, Komodo Island, Semarang, and more.

With overnights and extended stays, each itinerary in the Boutique Crossing Collection is designed to reveal the extraordinary ecosystems of islands known for their marine life and biodiversity as well as their welcoming cultures.

Bora Bora, Le Paul Gauguin ®PONANT Julien Fabro

Crossing Oceania: Lautoka, Viti Levu, Fiji to Benoa Bali

19 January to 8 February 2025

Leaving from Lautoka in Fiji, this unique 21-day cruise explores six magnificent countries in the South Seas. On board guests will discover untamed nature on the paradise islands of Vanuatu, the Solomons, Papua New Guinea, East Timor and Indonesia. Highlights of the itinerary include exploring Komodo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, famous not only for its namesake ‘dragon’ – the world’s largest lizard – but also for its gorgeous landscape of rugged hills, pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters rich with marine life. View the itinerary here.

Espiritu Santo water music - Vanuatu ©StudioPonant Morgane Monneret

Immersive Indonesia: Singapore to Darwin, Australia

1 to 15 April 2025

Leaving from the multicultural and contrasting city of Singapore, this all-new 15-day journey explores the heart of the Java, Flores, Banna and Timor Seas. Guests will enjoy unique moments including world-class snorkelling amidst stunning coral reefs at Parai Beach, and a vibrant art scene and Javanese cuisine in culturally intriguing Surabaya. Guests will also discover the incredible UNESCO World-Heritage site of Borobudur in Semarang, the world’s largest Buddhist temple home to more than 500 Buddha statues and over 2,500 relief panels. View the itinerary here.

BoraBora, Le Paul Gauguin ©PONANT Julien Fabro

Crossing Melanesia: Darwin, Australia to Lautoka, Viti Levu, Fiji

15 April to 1 May 2025

Leaving from Darwin, this unique 17-day journey features idyllic landscapes, lush nature and ancestral civilisations with secular traditions. Aboard Le Paul Gauguin, set off to discover the ancestral lands of Australia and four Melanesian treasures: Papua New Guinea, the Vanuatu archipelago, the Solomons, and the Fiji Islands. The unique culture of Papua New Guinea’s Milne Bay people is witnessed in Alotau, while the region’s stunning coral reefs, tropical rainforests, and WWII historical sites invite discovery.
View the itinerary here.

All three crossings are part of The Gauguin’s 2025 deployment: 29 cruises offering 11 unique itineraries of 7- to 20-nights. Designed specifically to sail the pristine lagoons of the South Seas, The Gauguin is eminently at home amidst these idyllic isles.

To view the itineraries, click here.

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