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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 (June 2022)

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, the Reward+ card has a bonus of 15,000 Virgin Points):

Virgin Rewards Plus credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 points bonus and 1.5 points for every £1 you spend Read our full review

Virgin Rewards credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard

A generous earning rate for a free card at 0.75 points per £1 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.

SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on Amex Gold is increased from 20,000 Membership Rewards points to 30,000 Membership Rewards points until 19th July 2022. This card is free for the first year.

American Express Amex Gold

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

The Platinum Card from American Express comes with 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points.

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Small business owners should consider the two American Express Business cards. Points convert at 1:1 into Virgin Points.

Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year 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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