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Paul Gauguin Cruises Unveils New Voyages in Oceania, Indonesia, and Melanesia

The Gauguin anchors off of the village of Omoa on Fatu Hiva, Marquesas Islands.

Paul Gauguin Cruises, which specializes in cruising in French Polynesia and the South Pacific, has announced its 2025 Boutique Crossing Collection cruising between Fiji, Bali, Singapore, and Australia. Three 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 Alotau, Papua New Guinea; and Parai Beach and Surabaya, Indonesia.

The itineraries offered aboard the 330-guest m/s Paul Gauguin will feature a program of personal enrichment and destination immersion, taking advantage of days at sea and the attractions of ports of call such as Espiritu Santo, Guadalcanal, Komodo Island, Semarang, and more.

“With our 2025 Boutique Crossing Collection, we are excited to continue to take our unique brand of personalized and authentic discovery beyond our home shores in French Polynesia and into other exotic isles deep within the South Pacific,” said Susan Robison, General Manager, Sales and Marketing for Paul Gauguin Cruises.

Itineraries & Highlights

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

Crossing Oceania: Lautoka, Viti Levu, Fiji to Benoa, Bali | 20 Nights | 19JAN, 2025

Lautoka, Viti Levu, Fiji; Port Vila and Espiritu Santo Island, Vanuatu; Honiara, Guadalcanal Island, Solomon Islands; Alotau and Samarai Island, Papua New Guinea; Dili, Timor-Leste; Loh Liang, Komodo National Park, Indonesia; Benoa, Bali (overnight)

  • Alotau is a maiden port for Paul Gauguin Cruises and is known for its beautiful beaches, coral reefs, and lush rainforests; cultural traditions in dance, music, and art thrive, while WWII history is commemorated at museums and memorials.
  • Komodo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is 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.

Indonesia Immersive: Singapore to Darwin, Australia | 14 Nights | 01APR, 2025

Singapore (overnight); Parai Beach, Semarang, Surabaya, Indonesia; Benoa, Bail (overnight); Loh Liang, Komodo National Park, Indonesia; Dili, Timor-Leste; Darwin, Australia (overnight)

  • Two maiden ports for the line in Indonesia include Parai Beach offering world-class snorkeling amidst coral reefs, and culturally intriguing Surabaya, known for its historic Arab Quarter, vibrant art scene, and Javanese cuisine.
  • Semarang serves as the gateway to the UNESCO-listed Borobudur Temple, the world’s largest Buddhist temple home to more than 500 Buddha statues and over 2,500 relief panels.

Crossing Melanesia: Darwin, Australia to Lautoka, Viti Levu, Fiji | 16 Nights | 15APR, 2025

Darwin and Thursday Island, Australia; Alotau and Samarai Island, Papua New Guinea; Honiara, Guadalcanal Island, Solomon Islands (overnight); Espiritu Santo Island and Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu; Lautoka, Viti Levu, Fiji

  • The unique culture of Papua New Guinea’s Milne Bay people is witnessed in Alotau, while the region’s coral reefs, tropical rainforests, and WWII historical sites invite discovery.
  • An overnight in Honiara leads to immersive adventures among waterfalls, coral reefs, and rainforests, and visits the remnants and battlefields of WWII.

All-inclusive fares for the Boutique Crossing Collection start at USD $6,210 per guest.

All three crossings are part of The Gauguin’s 2025 deployment: 29 cruises offering 11 unique itineraries of 7- to 20-nights, including a new 10-night More Tuamotus & the Society Islands featuring another first for the line – an overnight stay in Fakarava, Tuamotus, famous for its UNESCO Marine Biosphere.

More information on Paul Gauguin Cruises is available at

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