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AMAZING DEAL: 7 nights Virgin Voyages full board cruises for two for 115,000 Virgin Points

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If you missed this amazing offer earlier in the year, it is back.

You can get a seven night European cruise on ‘Valiant Lady’, the 2nd ship in the Virgin Voyages fleet, for just 115,000 Virgin Points for two people.

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

Virgin Voyages has also added bargain priced cruises to the Caribbean, departing from Miami.

Valiant Lady Virgin Voyages

Note that, since Virgin Voyages last had this deal, the Barcelona cost has gone up from 95,000 points to 115,000 points, albeit that is still laughably good value. The Miami cruises have been reduced by 5,000 points to either 110,000 or 120,000 points.

A lot of HfP readers jumped on this redemption when it was offered earlier in the year. The feedback in our forum has been fantastic – from young and old, from those who wanted a bit of a party to those who simply wanted a quiet break after a tricky couple of years.

Have a read at this forum thread and this forum thread, for a start. There is also a Virgin Voyages master thread in our forum for your Q&A.

Here are the three options for a holiday in Europe:

The Irresistible Med

Departs 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 1900
  • Day 7 – Ibiza. Departs at 1800
  • Day 8 – Barcelona. Arrives at 0630

French Daze & Ibiza Nights

Departs 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 1900
  • Day 7 – Ibiza. Departs at 1800
  • Day 8 – Barcelona. Arrives at 0630

Spanish Obsession

Departs 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 1900
  • 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 115,000 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
  • each member can book up to four cabins

How much do these cruises cost for cash?

Take a look – you’re getting almost €3,000 of value for your 115,000 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 30/09/2022.

We repeat: you must complete your booking by 30/09/2022. There isn’t a moment to waste!

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”.

Virgin Voyages Miami

I fancy a Caribbean cruise instead …..

And why not? (Apart from the need to fly to Miami.)

There are also cruises on Scarlet Lady, the first Virgin Voyages ship. The timings are the same – book by 30th September (or until cabins run out) for travel by the end of the year. Look on the Virgin Voyages website to see which cruises operate on which dates.

Here are your options:

Fire & Sunset Soirées (110,000 points)

  • Day 1 – Miami. Departs at 1900
  • Day 2 – Key West or Nassau. Arrives at 0800, departs at 1900
  • Day 3 – Beach club at Bimini. Arrives at 0800, departs at 2000
  • Day 4 – Sailing
  • Day 5 – Miami. Arrives at 0630

Riviera Maya (120,000 points)

  • Day 1 – Miami. Departs at 1900
  • Day 2 – Sailing
  • Day 3 – Cozumel, Playa del Carmen. Arrives at 0800, departs at 2200
  • Day 4 – Sailing
  • Day 5 – Beach club at Bimini. Arrives at 0800, departs at 2000
  • Day 6 – Miami. Arrives at 0630

Dominican Daze (120,000 points)

As above but Day 3 is in Puerto Plata

Mayan Sol (120,000 points)

As above but Day 3 is in Costa Maya

The Caribbean cruises are poorer value for UK residents, of course, because you are using more points per day and will need flights to Miami.

Note that there is no guarantee that you can book the exact cruise you want, although in reality – with loads reportedly low – it shouldn’t be a problem. No-one who booked when this offer ran a couple of weeks ago had any trouble getting the dates they wanted.

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. Filter the ‘Spend’ options by ‘High To Low Points’ to find them quickly.


How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (November 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 Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

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

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 20,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 20,000 Virgin Points.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four 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.

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and unbeatable 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.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year 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 (83)

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  • John T says:

    I wonder who decided the VV ships should be so large. They would be much easier to fill if they were half the size!

  • Nicholas Hart says:

    I am on board Spanish obsession right now, and I would implore anyone with miles to try it. Absolutely brilliant cruise and stonking value.

    • Grimz says:

      Iv booked that for end of September so it would be good to hear about it. Just payed for the drinks today for £245 and will get $400 credit 😎

      • Paul B says:

        How did you manage to pay £245 for $400?

        • Ralph says:

          On the cruise this Sunday, bought $300 (£245) and got $100 (currently double the normal $50 bonus, and unexpectedly, $50 of Sailor Loot, for a total of $450 of on board spend. That’s a 50% gain!
          The Bar credit and bonus is for drinks only whilst the Sailor Loot can be spent on anything on board.

          • ryan says:

            If you had a virgin CC, you could have got 12.5% back on the £245 – meaning you’d basically be at $2: £1!

    • Ant says:

      We are also booked for September and v much looking forward to it.
      Is it a busy ship? Does it feel crowded?

      • pbcold says:

        It is definitely not at all crowded. You can find plenty of action/drinking/dancing in the pools if you want it but you can find complete privacy very easily too.

    • pbcold says:

      Hear hear. I could not agree more. Possibly the best value I have ever had; a splendid experience.

    • magicmat says:

      So is the price onboard the same as doing it online? Or…I guess the “double bonus” that you got may be a on-board promo only? Want to get the best value I can out of the bar tab 🙂

  • Night life says:

    Shame I have run out of points, I definitely step on the ship again 😍. So worth spending all the points this way , rather than flying.

  • Mart says:

    Anyone know if a buy miles/points booster bonus is due?
    I’m a bit short

    • Rob says:

      Not heard anything but to be honest we don’t normally get notice.

  • James Vickers says:

    Due on in September very much looking forward to it! Having sailed with VV last year they’re way above any other line.

  • stevenhp1987 says:

    I just booked a Caribbean cruise for November (not VV) using up all my holiday allowance last week… Typical!

    Would have jumped at the chance to do another Virgin Voyages cruise this year!

  • Amy C says:

    The ship is as ugly as hell and very unappealing decor wise from what I’ve seen.

    • Rob says:

      Look in our forum – feedback is hugely positive.

    • stevenhp1987 says:

      It looks a lot nicer in person than it does on YouTube.

      I would definitely go again.

  • smitrax says:

    Is it possible to book this with my points but for other people? Thinking it would be a good gift for my folks?

    • Rob says:

      Apparently so, despite the small print.

    • stevenhp1987 says:

      T&C state we must show Virgin Red app on arrival.

      They never checked on our cruise.

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