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Win one of 1,000 Virgin Voyages cruises

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Virgin Voyages, the newly launched Virgin Group cruise line, is giving away 1,000 free cruises for two people.

You can’t win one for yourself, but you can nominate someone in your life who you feel has gone above and beyond the call of duty over the last year.

You need to make your nomination by video, 60 seconds maximum, and submit it by 16th March.

Whilst cruises operate from Miami, to the Caribbean, and Barcelona, for the Mediterranean, the prize winners must take a cruise from Miami. The boats are ‘adults only’.

Entrants must be residents of “Canada (excluding Quebec), the United Kingdom (England, Scotland and Wales only), or one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia, and be 21 years of age or older. Entrants may not nominate themselves.” Northern Irelands seems to be deliberately blocked due to the strange rules on competitions which are in force there.

You can find out more on the Virgin Voyages website here.


How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (October 2021)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Virgin Points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.

You can choose from two official Virgin Atlantic credit cards (apply here, one has a bonus of 15,000 points):

Virgin Rewards credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard

The UK’s most generous free Visa or Mastercard at 0.75 points / £1 Read our full review

Virgin Rewards Plus credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 points bonus and the most generous non-Amex for day to day spending Read our full review

You can also earn Virgin Points from various American Express cards – and these have sign-up bonuses too.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold is FREE for a year and comes with 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

Until 2nd November 2021, there is a special offer on The Platinum Card from American Express.

You will receive a sign-up bonus of 60,000 Amex points which converts into 60,000 Virgin Points.

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Virgin Points

(Want to earn more Virgin Points?  Click here to see our recent articles on Virgin Atlantic and Flying Club and click here for our home page with the latest news on earning and spending other airline and hotel points.)

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