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(SOLD OUT) 7 nights €2,900 full board Virgin Voyages cruise for two for 95,000 Virgin Points

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UPDATE: This offer has gone from the Virgin Red app so may be sold out. We will let you know if more cabins are released.

Virgin Red has launched another very generous offer for anyone with some spare time between now and October.

You can get a 7 night cruise on ‘Valiant Lady’, the 2nd ship in the Virgin Voyages fleet, for just 95,000 Virgin Points for two people.

The cruise is full board. All your meals, soft drinks, fitness classes, entertainment etc are included.

Unlike the offer which ran in May, these cruises are for peak season and there are a choice of dates. You are also starting somewhere warm (eg Barcelona) instead of Portsmouth.

Valiant Lady Virgin Voyages

Here are the three options:

The Irresistible Med

Departs 12th June, 10th July, 24th July, 7th August, 21st August, 4th September, 18th September, 2nd October

  • Day 1 – Barcelona. Departs at 1800
  • Day 2 – Toulon. Arrives at 0830, departs at 1800
  • Day 3 – Marina di Carrara. Arrives at 0800, departs at 2000
  • Day 4 – Ajaccio. Arrives at 0800, departs at 1800
  • Day 5 – Cagliari. Arrives at 0900, departs at 1800
  • Day 6 – Ibiza. Arrives at 0700
  • Day 7 – Ibiza. Departs at 1800
  • Day 8 – Barcelona. Arrives at 0630

French Daze & Ibiza Nights

Departs 19th June, 17th July, 14th August, 11th September, 9th October

  • Day 1 – Barcelona. Departs at 1800
  • Day 2 – Marseille. Arrives at 0800, departs at 1800
  • Day 3 – Cannes. Arrives at 0800
  • Day 4 – Cannes. Departs at 1400
  • Day 5 – Olbia. Arrives at 0800, departs at 1800
  • Day 6 – Ibiza. Arrives at 0700
  • Day 7 – Ibiza. Departs at 1800
  • Day 8 – Barcelona. Arrives at 0630

Spanish Obsession

Departs 5th June, 31st July, 28th August, 25th September

  • Day 1 – Barcelona. Departs at 1800
  • Day 2 – Palma de Mallorca. Arrives at 0800, departs at 2200
  • Day 3 – Sailing
  • Day 4 – Gibraltar. Arrives at 0800, departs at 2200
  • Day 5 – Malaga. Arrives at 0800, departs at 2000
  • Day 6 – Ibiza. Arrives at 0700
  • Day 7 – Ibiza. Departs at 1800
  • Day 8 – Barcelona. Arrives at 0630

Here are a few things to note:

  • you need to fly to and from Barcelona at your own expense
  • it is adults only
  • you must be fully vaccinated against coronavirus
  • the cost is 95,000 Virgin Points for a Sea Terrace or Limited View Sea Terrace cabin, which sleeps one or two people – there is no discount for single occupancy

How much do these cruises cost for cash?

Take a look – you’re getting almost €3,000 of value for your 95,000 Virgin Points on peak dates:

Virgin Voyages points deals

Here is what the Virgin Red site has to say:

Ahoy there! This is a limited-time special offer, and there is only a limited number of cabins available. Choose ANY 7-night sailing from Barcelona on Virgin Voyages’ Valiant Lady between now and 16/10/2022 – just as long as you complete your booking by 19/06/2022.

Not only does this offer present jaw-dropping value – you also get to pick your preferred route and sail dates! Our cousins over at Virgin Voyages have curated three itineraries featuring some of the most idyllic islands and effervescent cities in Europe. All journeys begin and end in Barcelona, with an overnight finale in Ibiza.

It gets even better… When it comes to additional costs, Virgin Voyages has you covered – all food, soft drinks, tips, group fitness classes, entertainment and Wi-Fi 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.

As for digs, you’ll be kicking back in The Sea Terrace (or Limited View Sea Terrace, depending on availability). Designed to give sweeping views of the horizon from the front and back zones of the ship, these cabins boast a configurable bed and high-tech mood lighting, allowing you to transform the space and create your own vibe. To top it all off, the hammock on the terrace is perfect for a little ‘me’ time, while the 24-hour food delivery service is on hand to thwart any pesky 2am cravings.

Word of advice: don’t pay for any flights or transfers until your place on board is confirmed by Virgin Voyages! Spaces are filling up quickly, so pick your jaw off the floor and make a splash by booking your spot today. Hurry, these cabins will be gone faster than you can say “cannonball”.

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

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.)

Comments (156)

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  • pbcold says:

    Booked. Thank you.

  • MarkH says:

    Great spot! Waiting on the access key, hopefully it doesn’t take 72hrs

  • Jon says:

    Would anyone know what would happen if you redeem your points and the particular cruise you need is no longer available please.

    • Rob says:

      There is an implication that flexibility may be required. Note that I researched the dates myself – Red deliberately did not publish them. Don’t necessarily expect a refund if you only have one possible week you can go.

      • stevenhp1987 says:

        Tempted to book… But this is a killer.

        I can only choose certain dates. I won’t waste 95k to check if our dates are available. I’d need to know before hand along with cancellation rights… Which are not listed.

        If might be excellent value, but it’s very poorly planned by Virgin.

        • Rob says:

          No, it’s relatively sensibly planned, to avoid annoying those people who paid €3,000 (and presumably some paid the original list price of €4,000+).

          Given what I hear about occupancy levels, however, I’d say your chance of getting what you want is very high and that Virgin Red is deliberately making it sound vague.

          • stevenhp1987 says:

            Thanks,

            We’ve gone for it… hoping for one specific week ideally although we can make others work!

            Not much else to spend VS points on these days!

  • Colin MacKinnon says:

    Spanish Obsession goes to Gib – how aptly named this cruise is!

  • gumshoe says:

    I’m starting to fear for the future of VV.

    The ships hold 2,700 passengers but there’ve been several reports on the cruisecritic forums of Scarlet Lady sailings out of Miami with far fewer than 1,000. And this deal suggests the Med season on Valiant isn’t selling well either.

    I applaud VV for trying to disrupt the cruise market. But it may well be a market that doesn’t want disrupting, even if it could do with it. There’s a reason why all the other mainstream cruise lines follow the same model.

    Barring kids is a brave move as it automatically rules out VV for an awful lot of 30 and 40-somethings, exactly the demographic it’s trying to attract.

    And there’s the not insignificant challenge of launching a new line during a global pandemic that shut down the entire industry – an industry that’s struggling to shake off the ‘floating petri dish’ analogy.

    I hope bookings build up and VV succeeds. But if they’re having to resort to offering amazing deals like this all through the peak summer months, that’s worrying.

    • John T says:

      I agree. This is clearly a sign the business is struggling. They couldn’t have possibly picked a worse time to launch their business but demand should have returned for this summer should have returned by now.

      They are going after an extremely niche market (those who would never go on a cruise).

    • TimM says:

      Another issue is that cruise passengers tend to be very loyal to their chosen line. Cruise line loyalty schemes are some of the most generous and complicated. To ‘jump ship’ to a brand new line means abandoning the status acquired often over decades and learn a new line’s way of doing things. Perks include a vast array of addictions such as fast-track at every port, cabin upgrades, free wi-fi, dinner with the captain, priority reservations for everything, champagne in the cabin, dedicated free bar, concierge, etc., etc., etc..

      I understand VV are trying to attract a new generation who have never cruised before, or at least have yet not built up an affiliation to one or more existing lines. New line Ambassador in the UK are trying to do something similar aiming at child-free over-50’s but with no-fly cruises on old ships and offering a ‘traditional British’ cruising experience. Ambassador are hitting high-occupancy rates and are discounting very little. VV on the other hand are offering something younger and trendier but requiring flights. I imagine this is a very long game. I hope they have factored in 10 years before they turn a profit.

    • R01 says:

      100% agree. I think Virgin have seriously over-estimated the market for 30 and 40-somethings without kids who want to go on a cruise. I fit their demographic and have never heard cruises being considered by friends. Though the ship looks great, it’s a hell of a task to market a product to thousands of people a week who don’t know they might like something they’re not interested in.

      • modestpointscollector says:

        I’m almost as much of a perfect customer as VV could ask for, 30-40 something, no kids, like the Virgin brand, and actually actively looking to go on a cruise sometime soon. Yet I’m still not interested in this cruise, but why?

        Honestly no idea. The complete lack of any drinks packages are a bit of a turn off, and the levels at where stuff like that does come into play at the Rockstar level, the cost is absolutely insane. I’d rather go for a week or 2 at a nice all inclusive resort.

        Also as someone who clearly has a history of eating too much and not exercising enough, massively pushing things like group fitness classes and soft drinks and juices (but not the good ones!) being all included just makes me think that I’m potentially going to be spending upwards of £5k for me and my partner to not enjoy ourselves for a week, so why take the risk when I can go elsewhere with arguably nicer rooms in a hotel or go on a little multi-centre break if we want to see a few places?

        Also on a personal level, I absolutely detest Barcelona and having to venture there just to get on a boat isn’t going to happen anytime soon. Shame really, on the surface this is a great deal and I do have the necessary points needed.

        • cinereus says:

          Have to agree. The lack of included drinks on an adults only cruise is baffling.

  • Peter says:

    I went on a one-week Mediterranean cruise with AIDA in March, it was £295 for 7 days all-inclusive, so prices this low are not unheard of. Still a great offer, hope they will have it for next year as well!

  • Travel Strong says:

    Booked. Which dates will be the chosen ones for a hfp satellite party?

  • Robin says:

    Don’t suppose anyone happens to know a quick way I could earn the 48 Virgin points I am short of being able to redeem this offer?!

    • Rob says:

      Amex transfers are instant.

      If you don’t have any, call Flying Club. You have a very high chance of being gifted 48 points.

      Or buy them, of course.

      • Robert says:

        I can’t see the offer online. Has it been pulled?

        • Rob says:

          Seems so, yes. Well, sold out rather than pulled. It may return though – the May offer did.

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