The 14-, 16- and 20-cruises feature overnight and extended port stays, allowing travelers to delve into the natural wonders and cultural treasures of Oceania, Indonesia and Melanesia on itineraries with three maiden calls.
'... 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, Paul Gauguin Cruises.
Fiji to Bali
The 20-night 'Crossing Oceania' voyage from Lautoka, Viti Levu, Fiji to Benoa, Bali, sails Jan. 19, 2025. Destinations include Port Vila and Espiritu Santo Island, Vanuatu; Honiara, Guadalcanal Island, Solomon Islands; Alotau and Samarai Island, Papua New Guinea; Dili, Timor-Leste; and Loh Liang, Komodo National Park, Indonesia. The ship overnights in Bali.
A new port for Paul Gauguin, Alotau is known for its beautiful beaches, coral reefs and lush rainforests. Cultural traditions in dance, music and art thrive, while World War II history is commemorated at museums and memorials.
Komodo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is famous not only for the world’s largest lizard but also for its landscape of rugged hills, pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters rich with marine life.
Singapore to Darwin
'Indonesia Immersive,' 14 nights from Singapore to Darwin, Australia, is bookended by overnight stays at both ports and in Bali mid-cruise. The trip begins April 1, 2025. Destinations include Parai Beach, Semarang, Surabaya, Indonesia; Bali, Loh Liang, Komodo National Park and Timor-Leste.
Maiden calls are at Parai Beach, offering world-class snorkeling amid stunning 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, home to more than 500 Buddha statues.
Darwin to Fiji
'Crossing Melanesia,' from Darwin to Lautoka, Fiji, follows on April 15, 2023. The 16-night cruise visits Thursday Island, Australia; Alotau and Samarai Island, Papua New Guinea; Honiara (overnight), Espiritu Santo Island and Port Vila.
The culture of Papua New Guinea’s Milne Bay people is witnessed in Alotau, while the region’s coral reefs, tropical rainforests and World War II sites invite discovery.
The Honiara overnight enables immersive adventures among waterfalls, coral reefs and rainforests, and haunting remnants of World War II.
All-inclusive fares for the Boutique Crossing Collection start at $6,210 per person.