Virgin Red has launched a very generous offer for anyone with some spare time early next month.
You can get a 12 night cruise on ‘Valiant Lady’, the 2nd ship in the Virgin Voyages fleet, for just 80,000 Virgin Points for two people.
The cruise is full board. All your meals, soft drinks, fitness classes, entertainment etc are included.
There are some things to note:
- it departs from Portsmouth on 2nd May
- you need to fly back, at your own expense, from Barcelona from 14th May
- it is adults only
- you must be fully vaccinated against coronavirus
- the cost is 80,000 Virgin Points for a Sea Terrace cabin, which sleeps one or two people – there is no discount for single occupancy
Here is what the Virgin Red site has to say:
“Seas the day and climb aboard Virgin Voyages’ Valiant Lady for an unforgettable 12-night adventure from Portsmouth to Barcelona. Due to set sail on 02 May, you’ll have to act fast if you want to secure a space on board!
Embark on a one-way sail from Portsmouth to Barcelona, exploring picturesque ports and cities throughout the Mediterranean. With a late-night stay in Palma de Mallorca, as well as overnights in both Málaga and Lisbon, there are few voyages that offer as much time to explore each gorgeous location. And when it comes to additional costs, Virgin Voyages has you covered – all food, soft drinks, tips, group fitness classes, entertainment and WiFi are always included.
With menus crafted by Michelin-starred chefs, the responsibly sourced food makes it easy to strike a balance. From their first-to-sea Korean BBQ and elegant steakhouse, to the 24/7 diner perfect for satiating those late night cravings, Virgin Voyages take food, and the experience around it, seriously.
This is your holiday and they’ve made it a point to ensure that you get a healthy dose of Vitamin Sea… This means there are no kids on board. From workout classes and gym facilities, to luxe spa treatments, the adults-only voyage gives you plenty of chances to relax, rejuvenate, and restore. And if you want to sit back and do nothing, fresh-pressed juices served poolside will make “nothing” feel like everything.
And when you’re done with whatever self care looks like for you, the one-of-a-kind, I’ve-definitely-never-seen-anything-like this-before entertainment awaits your arrival. Between modern, larger-than-life retellings of Romeo and Juliet (with a circus twist) and immersive pop-up acts that happen organically throughout the voyage, you’ll see the ship brought to life in new and unexpected ways.
With only a few voyages of this kind, space is filling up quickly – so book your The Sea Terrace cabin today to set sail on a voyage of a lifetime. But hurry, these cabins will be gone faster than a glass of sangria at a tapas bar.“
Here is your Virgin Voyages itinerary
- Day 1 – Portsmouth. Departs at 1900.
- Day 2 – At sea.
- Day 3 – La Coruña. Arrives at 0800, departs at 1700.
- Day 4 – Lisbon. Arrives at 1600.
- Day 5 – Lisbon. Departs at 1400.
- Day 6 – Cádiz. Arrives at 0900, departs at 1800.
- Day 7 – Gibraltar. Arrives at 0900, departs at 1800.
- Day 8 – Málaga. Arrives at 0900.
- Day 9 – Málaga. Departs at 1500.
- Day 10 – At sea.
- Day 11 – Palma de Mallorca. Arrives at 0900, departs at 2359.
- Day 12 – At sea.
- Day 13 – Barcelona. Arrives at 0630.
If you want to find out more about Virgin Voyages, here is our report from an afternoon on ‘Scarlet Lady’, the first ship in the fleet.
You can book via the Virgin Red app or online.
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (May 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, one has a bonus of 30,000 points until 6th June 2022):
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 20,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 20,000 Virgin Points:
The Platinum Card from American Express comes with 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points.
The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 60,000 Virgin Points, if you apply by 1st June 2022.
Small business owners should consider the two American Express Business cards. Points convert at 1:1 into 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.)