2025 Boutique Crossing Collection


Our 2025 Boutique Crossing Collection combines the best of exotic island discovery with the blissful freedom of days at sea. The m/s Paul Gauguin becomes your welcoming host on voyages of 14, 16, or 20 nights navigating the remote treasures of Oceania, Indonesia, and Melanesia.




Three Intriguing Itineraries

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Crossing Oceania: Fiji to Bali

Lautoka, Viti Levu Island, Fiji to Benoa, Bali
January 19, 2025 | 20 Nights

Here is a voyage made for lovers of ocean cruising; perfect for those seeking to disconnect from the everyday with an indulgent balance of days at sea and seven intriguing South Pacific islands bookended by the tropical icons of Fiji and Bali. Time on board is enriched with guest speakers, our own troupe of Les Gauguins offering South Pacific insights, pampering spa interludes, and more. Ashore, a call at Alotau, Papua New Guinea highlights an itinerary also featuring Vanuatu, Guadalcanal, and Komodo National Park.

Day-by-Day: Lautoka, Fiji • At Sea (2 days) • Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu • Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu • At Sea (2 days) • Honiara, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands • At Sea • Alotau, Papua New Guinea • Samarai Island, Papua New Guinea • At Sea (4 days) • Dili, Timor-Leste • At Sea • Komodo Island, Indonesia • At Sea • Benoa, Bali (overnight)

Guest Speakers: Dr. David Keeling is the Distinguished Professor of Cultural Geography at Western Kentucky University and a recipient of the Alan Hay Award from the Royal Geographical Society. His conversational lectures delve into topics from ancient trade routes and WWII Pacific Island battles to Papua New Guinea’s post-colonial development, Timor Leste’s independence, Indonesia’s identity, and more.

John Hay, a Nobel Peace Prize recipient for his work on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), offers a big picture view of the Pacific, from its fisheries and land tenure systems to understanding the ‘garbage patch’ and the responses to climate change. His wife, Helen Henry, author of the memoir My Kotuku of the South Seas: Living and Loving in Rarotonga, shares her cultural insights.

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Immersive Indonesia: Singapore to Australia

Singapore to Darwin, Australia
April 1, 2025 | 14 Nights

Set sail from Singapore to discover Indonesia’s rich cultural heritage and stunning natural beauty. This exotic journey visits Parai Beach and explores Javanese treasures in Surabaya and Semarang—gateway to Borobudur Temple. Bali enchants with its temples while Komodo National Park intrigues with the world’s largest lizard. From Timor-Leste’s charming capital, Dili, journey on to tropical Darwin in Australia’s verdant Northern Territory.

Day-by-Day: Singapore • Parai Beach, Bangka Island, Indonesia (maiden call) • At Sea • Semarang, Java Island, Indonesia • Surabaya, Java Island, Indonesia (maiden call) • Benoa, Bali (overnight) • At Sea • Komodo Island, Indonesia • At Sea • Dili, Timor-Leste • At Sea • Darwin, Australia (overnight)

Guest Speakers: Having explored all seven continents, photographer/ filmmaker Bob Krist has been stranded on an Icelandic glacier, charged by bulls in India, and knighted during a Trinidad voodoo ceremony. His lectures range from the informative—Bali’s unique culture; to the engaging—the misadventures of a National Geographic photographer, and how to travel authentically during the age of Instagram.

Engaging and conversational, astrologer and internationally acclaimed author Leslie McGuirk is known for her holistic interdisciplinary approach to mental and spiritual growth. Her popular TED talk on astrology as human design (not fortune-telling) makes her a sought-after corporate speaker and a frequent presenter at Mexico’s Rancho La Puerta, a #1 Travel + Leisure international destination spa.

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Crossing Melanesia: Australia to Fiji

Darwin, Australia to Lautoka, Viti Levu Island, Fiji
April 15, 2025 | 16 nights

Explore wild beauty and important history on this immersive journey navigating the remote island countries of Melanesia, from the verdant landscapes of Australia’s Northern Territory to the tribal culture of Papua New Guinea and the historical WWII significance of Guadalcanal. Two days in the Solomon Islands allow for incredible snorkeling and diving, with the pristine beaches and enchanting culture of Vanuatu ready to welcome you just beyond. Arrive in Fiji, ready to discover its vibrant markets and famed shores.

Day-by-Day: Darwin, Australia • At Sea (2 days) • Thursday Island, Australia • At Sea • Alotau, Papua New Guinea • Samarai Island, Papua New Guinea • At Sea • Honiara, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands (overnight) • At Sea (2 days) • Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu • Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu • At Sea (2 days) • Lautoka, Fiji

Guest Speakers: National Geographic photographer/filmmaker and Explorer Club Member, Jad Davenport has been on assignment in more than 160 countries, from covering Middle East conflicts to studying Canadian Arctic polar bears and wolves. A true explorer, he’ll speak of his quests to find Eroni Kumana, the Solomon Islander who saved castaway JFK, and the inspiration of James Michener’s legendary Bali Hai… was it Bora Bora, Fiji, Vanuatu?

Adventure writer Peter Heller is the New York Times best-selling author of The Dog Stars and The River, among others, and his non-fiction books range from surfing to kayaking Tibet’s Tsangpo Gorge. With the storytelling wit of an award-winning writer, his lectures engage with topics ranging from surviving a career as an adventure journalist to why we go into the wild, as well as talks on several of his novels.

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2025 Full Sailing Schedule


Our award-winning selection of 7- to 14-night all-inclusive cruises offers a variety of options for authentic discovery of the Society Islands, Cook Islands, Tuamotu Archipelago and Marquesas. In addition to our Boutique Crossing Collection, our 2025 roster of voyages also debuts a new 10-night More Tuamotus & Society Islands itinerary featuring our first-ever overnight stay in Fakarava—a UNESCO-listed Biosphere Reserve renowned for its marine habitat. Book your dream trip today!

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