Paul Gauguin unveils 2025 itinerary program/Boutique Crossing Collection

   October 8, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

Paul Gauguin Cruises (aka "PG Cruises", Ponant-owned brand) has unveiled a captivating lineup of new itineraries as part of their 2025 Boutique Crossing Collection/itinerary program. These voyages will visit South Pacific destinations in Bali, Singapore, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, and Australia.

The collection comprises three distinctive voyages, lasting 14, 16, and 20 nights respectively, each offering a deep exploration of the regions of Oceania, Indonesia, and Melanesia. These exotic itineraries will introduce maiden calls to Parai Beach Resort & Spa/Pantai Parai Tenggiri (Bangka Island) in Sumatra Indonesia and Surabaya in Java Indonesia.

On the 330-passenger ship Paul Gauguin, travelers can anticipate a rich program of personal enrichment and destination immersion, making the most of leisurely days at sea and intriguing ports of call such as Espiritu Santo, Guadalcanal/Honiara, Komodo Island, Semarang, and more.

With overnight stays and extended visits, each itinerary within the Boutique Crossing Collection is meticulously crafted to unveil the extraordinary ecosystems of islands celebrated for their marine life, biodiversity, and welcoming cultures:

  • Crossing Oceania: Lautoka, Viti Levu, Fiji to Benoa Bali: Commencing from Lautoka in Fiji, this exceptional 21-day cruise embarks on a journey through six captivating South Seas countries. Guests will explore unspoiled nature on the paradise islands of Vanuatu, the Solomons, Papua New Guinea, East Timor, and Indonesia. Highlights include a visit to Komodo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned not only for its namesake 'dragon,' the world's largest lizard, but also for its stunning landscape of rugged hills, pristine beaches, and crystal-clear waters teeming with marine life.
  • Immersive Indonesia: Singapore to Darwin, Australia: Departing from the diverse and contrasting city of Singapore, this 15-day voyage delves into the heart of the Java, Flores, Banna, and Timor Seas. Travelers will relish unique moments such as world-class snorkeling amidst breathtaking coral reefs at Parai Beach, as well as immersing themselves in the vibrant art scene and Javanese cuisine in culturally captivating Surabaya. The journey also includes a visit to the incredible UNESCO World Heritage site of Borobudur in Semarang, the world's largest Buddhist temple adorned with over 500 Buddha statues and more than 2,500 relief panels.
  • Crossing Melanesia: Darwin, Australia to Lautoka, Viti Levu, Fiji: Setting sail from Darwin, this distinctive 17-day expedition unfolds with picturesque landscapes, lush nature, and ancient civilizations rich in tradition. Aboard Le Paul Gauguin, passengers will embark on a voyage of discovery through 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 comes to life in Alotau, while the region's stunning coral reefs, tropical rainforests, and WWII historical sites beckon exploration.

These three crossings are part of The Gauguin's 2025 deployment, featuring a total of 29 cruises with 11 distinct itineraries spanning 7 to 20 nights. Among them is a new 10-night More Tuamotus and the Society Islands itinerary, offering an overnight stay in Fakarava Tuamotus, renowned for its UNESCO Marine Biosphere.

Crafted for sailing the pristine lagoons of the South Seas, The Gauguin effortlessly blends with the allure of these idyllic islands. Exuding a chic and contemporary ambiance, the beloved vessel offers an atmosphere of relaxed, understated elegance. Luxurious suites and spacious staterooms, many boasting private balconies, exquisite cuisine, authentic onshore explorations, a commitment to sustainability, and genuinely welcoming service all contribute to the ship's esteemed reputation.