Paul Gauguin To Visit Melanesia, Indonesia And Oceania As Part Of New 2025 Boutique Crossing Collection - TravelMole

Paul Gauguin To Visit Melanesia, Indonesia And Oceania As Part Of New 2025 Boutique Crossing Collection

Thursday, Oct 05, 2023 0


Part Of New 2025 Boutique Crossing Collection


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


“We are delighted to see our iconic ship visit this part of the world and call in Darwin, offering more opportunities for our Australian and New Zealand guests to experience Paul Gauguin Cruises’ outstanding service and comfort” said Deb Corbett, General Manager Sales & Marketing for Asia Pacific. “It is really exciting to see The Gauguin expand into new territories, especially those that are closer to home for the Australian and New Zealand market.”




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:


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


Leaving from Lautoka in Fiji, this unique 21-day cruise explores 6 magnificent countries in the South Seas. On board The Paul Gauguin, 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.


From Fiji to Bali – 21 days, 20 nights

1 departure from 19 January to 8 February 2025

From AUD 11,980 per person*

Savings up to 30% with PONANT Bonus*

FREE Solo supplement available – conditions apply.

Find out more about this sailing


Immersive Indonesia: Singapore to Darwin, Australia 


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.

From Singapore to Darwin – 15 days, 14 nights

1 departure from 1 April to 15 April 2025

From AUD 8,380 per person*

Savings up to 30% with PONANT Bonus*

FREE Solo supplement available – conditions apply.

Find out more about this sailing


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


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.

From Darwin to Fiji – 17 days, 16 nights

1 departure from 15 April to 1 May 2025

From AUD 9,590 per person*

Savings up to 30% with PONANT Bonus*

FREE Solo supplement available – conditions apply.

Find out more about this sailing


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 and the Society Islands featuring another first of the line – an overnight stay in Fakarava, Tuamotus, famous for its UNESCO Marine Biosphere.


Designed specifically to sail the pristine lagoons of the South Seas, The Gauguin is eminently at home amidst these idyllic isles. Evoking a chic, contemporary ambience, the beloved ship welcomes with a relaxed, easy elegance. Indulgent suites and spacious staterooms – many with a private balcony – exceptional cuisine, authentic explorations ashore, a commitment to sustainability, and genuinely hospitable service all contribute to the ship’s stellar reputation.


*Price is per person in the best available category, based on double occupancy, and may change at any time without notice. The PONANT bonus is yield managed and may change at any time without notice. For full terms and conditions, visit or talk to your travel agent. Free solo supplement is subject to terms and conditions. Paul Gauguin Cruises is part of PONANT. 

Learn more about Paul Gauguin Cruises

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