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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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  • Stephen says:

    Does anyone know if you have to give the name of the second traveller at the time of booking? Tempted to grab the deal and worry about company after?

    • Mike says:

      I admire your confidence Stephen select holiday first then select / find a girlfriend. You could possibly include the cruise details in your on line dating profile (although that may attract the wrong type)

      • Stephen says:

        Haha, Mike it seems like you have some experience here 😉 – thank you.

    • SB says:

      Virign Red gives you an an “access key” to book your cruise that you don’t need to use straight away (i think it says it in the T&C’s on Virgin Red when it must be used by) and then you also don’t need to add in the 2nd name straight away from what i remember.

    • Sina says:

      No don’t need to add 2nd traveller, you can add that later.

  • Ant says:

    Been thinking about taking my parents on a cruise, they are healthy and in their 70s. Am I right in assuming Virgin cruises is aimed for younger people?

    • Rob says:

      Very much so – read our article (link in last paragraph). That said, these are NOT ‘Club 18-30’ cruises and if you’re young at heart you’ll be welcome.

  • aviosnewbie says:

    I wish there was a similar offer on a cruise that allowed kids. I’ve got a 5yr old, so sadly will have to give this a miss. Any ideas for great deals on cruises that’ll allow children?

  • Michael says:

    I done a week from Miami in January on the Scarlet Lady and I’m on the Valiant Lady this coming Saturday.

    I do have to say I thoroughly enjoyed Scarlet. Virgin Voyages, the same as it’s Airline cousin has its quirky differences to a “normal” cruise.

    More of a super yacht feel with closed in areas rather than open atriums. The best part of the Ship hands down is the quality of the food! I’ve done Royal and Carnival and they don’t come close to VV. The room service menu in itself is fantastic. We were having Steak for mid afternoon snack delivered to our cabin.
    Adults toys are available on request lol !
    These used to be in the room but the older Virgin Sailors didn’t find this appropriate.

    Test Kitchen is a must, however it’s a novelty experience and more food will be required later in the night. There is no buffet as such and all food is made to order and served to you which is great.

    Entertainment, again is different from most cruises … more adult themed with a young vibe feeling to it. However if it’s too much for some other less intrusive acts are there to see and join in with.

    Scarlet night is the equivalent to the Captains Formal night. The whole ship is transformed into a spectacle of interaction which ends on the pool deck with a massive party.

    Drinks packages are purchased in $300 tabs and you get $350/$400 dollars to spend depending on the promo at the time.
    Beers start from $6 and sprits from around $9 depending on what bar you are using.

    Tips are included in your cruise.

    Port visits are designed to arrive early and leave late or during the night to maximise your time.

    I am almost approaching 95,000 virgin miles for the ANA flights from HND to LHR … I might just hang fire and see if this comes back again for next year .. which I’m sure it will.

    Virgin have been massively under occupied in most sailings.

    I would highly recommend booking !!

    • Thywillbedone says:

      “Adults toys are available on request lol !”

      I wonder who’s in charge of sterilising those …

    • jj says:

      Having never been on a cruise before, I was tempted by the offer until I read a little more about Virgin cruises. I quickly changed my mind when I read about the adult toys, free condoms, on-board sexologist with experience of 1000s of sexual encounters who strips to her underwear during her show, and so-called drag brunches.

      I’m sure there’s a target demographic for these things, but I’m not part of it.

      • Mike says:

        jj – to reassure you I don’t think you have to be in drag for the “drag brunches”. Equally I don’t believe it compulsory to use the adult toys or free condoms !

      • Sina says:

        Yeah I definitely am not a target audience for those things but enjoyed the cruise all the same, you don’t have to participate.

  • Michael says:

    And you can name change (non leading passenger) free of charge up to very close to departure

    • Mike says:

      Oooh that will help Stephen who commented above and is yet to find a girlfriend

      • Travel Strong says:

        * the will help Stephen who is empowered with the freedom to decide whether to take a partner or enjoy it solo, and can now leave the choice of preferred partner til the last minute.

  • Mark says:

    We’ve cruise virgin three times now in the last year. Won’t be doing so again until they get their act together!

    • Mikeact says:

      Meaning what ?

      • Mark says:

        Far too many customer service issues and their inability to rectify them despoite numerous promises to do so.

        Mis-sold cabins, failure to keep promises, failure for refunds to materialise for excursions that were cut short.

        Don’t get me wrong, the ships and food are great and most of the crew too, but I can already see the huge cracks appearing.

        They have a very relaxed aproach to staffing too, which means that some staff think they can also be very relaxed in their aproach to their job. I’ve seen staff standing around chatting for 20 minutes ignoring customers, management (GS) making promises then not holding up on them, then when compaining coming back with “what do you want me to do about it” attitude.

        Unfortunately, as lovely as the ships are. Virgin Voyages will not exist in it’s current guise in 3 years.

        They just can’t sell cruises. They’re pig headed and think they can force the cruise community to do it their way, but they wil fail trying.

        The ships hold 2700 people. I think the most they’ve ever had onboard is 1800 (1 sailing) and they regularly sail with sub 5-600 people. I believe the norm break even in the cruise industry is about 70-80%

        RCCL’s Anthem of the seas this last weekend sailed with 3800 passengers.

        I don’t like to wish failure on anyone, but unless VV changes their ways, I honestly think they’re doomed.

        • Dave says:

          I agree with the comments on the relaxed approach to customer service.

          I did the short UK summer cruise last year as a “Rockstar”in one of the suites and the “Rockstar Agent” was next to useless in resolving any queries/issues. The sailor app didn’t work most of the time to book things or to check your “sailor loot” and whilst the food was great, restaurant reservations were difficult to book (you could pre-book dinner which we did before we sailed but nothing else) and this was at a time where the ship was less than half occupied.

          On one occasion we complained about our cocktails which were undrinkable and the guy said well no-one else has had an issue with them and refused to do anything about it! Management weren’t interested in listening either! I put it down to teething problems but it doesn’t seem to have improved based on hearing about others experiences

        • John T says:

          Perhaps the service issues are a result of all tips being included in the price? If staff know they will get the same tips regardless of the service they give, perhaps they’re not motivated to go above and beyond?

          This summer might be an odd season for cruises, even as travel has returned. There are so many twice-delayed major events this summer (weddings, festivals, postponed special occasions) that I can’t believe many people would have enough leave, money or time to try something new like a cruise for the first time.

          Perhaps next year will be more normal?

          The comment about sex toys available on request just makes me cringe. That will put off more guests than it will attract. If someone is that desperate for a sex toy on a ship they will bring their own!

    • John T says:

      Why did you do it three times if it was so bad each time?

      • Mark says:

        The first cruise I booked with points. The second one out of miami I won the third one last month I was offered a rediculous price on.

        Don’t get me wrong. It’s not all bad and I’d step on board again, but I wouldn’t part with my money (or points) to do so.

        If I was offered a free cruise through urcomped or the casino then maybe. Thats the only place we saw exceptional service on our last cruise.

  • Nick says:

    Can you book this with your miles for 2 other people? Looking at sending my wife and mother in law?

  • Mark says:

    Looking to book Hilton for 2 nights. Charge is either 74k points or £225 total. I feel that points would be bad value. Am I correct?

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