Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

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

Links on Head for Points may pay us an affiliate commission. A list of partners is here.

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)

This article is closed to new comments. Feel free to ask your question in the HfP forums.

  • Jas says:

    Sold out

    • Angela Garcia says:

      I received my code today and have just booked a cruise in September for £0 and 95k Virgin miles which I have been struggling to use. Happy days. Thank you HfP.

      I was going to tell a friend about the offer but notice it had been removed.

  • Mike79 says:

    Does anyone know if they take the full 72 hours to issue the codes? Took a punt as semi restricted on dates.

  • Paul says:

    For those asking about timescales for the code, last time around it was under 24hours I got mine the following morning U.K. time.

    Upgrades. Yes you can “bid” for an upgrade (similar to VS for flights). These close ~48 hours before sailing so you won’t know until that point. I would advise some caution about some of the rooms – they are the same size as standard but the balconies are larger. That said you may not be on your balcony that much as it depends on the sun and the design of the ship can cause shade.

  • LewisB says:

    Does anyone have a complaints email for American Express?

  • Geoff says:

    Anyone get there access key yet?

  • Michael says:

    Not yet. Applied not long after the article was published on here on Monday evening.

  • Howard says:

    Not had a the access key. I applied about 12.30 yesterday.

  • Mike79 says:

    Nothing yet. Could it have been an error?

    • Rob says:

      Absolutely not an error. They are quietly dumping capacity – you are still paying more than their marginal cost of hosting you, and those who’ve paid don’t want to feel like they’re on a ghost ship.

This article is closed to new comments. Feel free to ask your question in the HfP forums.

The UK's biggest frequent flyer website uses cookies, which you can block via your browser settings. Continuing implies your consent to this policy. Our privacy policy is here.