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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 (October 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 & 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.

EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points (SPECIAL OFFER), £200 travel credit and unbeatable 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 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 (83)

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  • Ryan says:

    Rob, just a quick note that you don’t need to be fully vaccinated against COVID, they’re “allowing 10% unvaccinated” per cruise – how they monitor this is beyond me

    Also, they’re definition of fully vaccinated is just the first two doses only

    • Fedalio says:

      How do you propose entering Spain to depart, who if only two vaccinations require the second to be within 270 days (assuming you are British passport holder)?

      • mart says:

        there is no limit on the booster

      • Ryan says:

        You can show proof of vaccine OR proof of negative LFT (24 hours before) or a PCR (72 hours before)

        So you can get in with no vaccines, 1 or 2

        • Fedalio says:

          Yes you are right. I was forgetting the test result alternative.

  • R says:

    Me and my OH are booked on the Dominican Daze in November (for cash not points). Very excited even though I’ve never been on a cruise before. I hope these points deals continue because we might be tempted to book Med cruise next year if the points offer came up for 2023 sailings. Assuming we’ve loved our November trip, which I’m sure we will. Fingers crossed!

  • Nectar collector says:

    As a reminder, there is an offer of USD 50 sailor loot / on board credit for referrer and referee if two parties take the same cruise. If you are thinking of booking , check the Virgin Voyages Master thread in HFP forums to see if anyone has posted a referral link for your dates

  • Nectar collector says:

    There are also referral links posted on a CruiseCritic forum and a Reddit forum if you google them….

  • Paul B says:

    Has anybody tried to cancel a Virgin Voyages cruise, once booked (via Virgin Red), it sounds as if a points refund, a credit for a future cruise or ‘nothing’ back are the potential options.

  • Elemy says:

    Has anyone whose done this managed to upgrade their cabin for cash? Not via the bidding lottery, but just by paying the additional amount? I’d love to do this but try a suite!

  • Cathy says:

    Ive got 2 VV cruises booked – Irresistible Med in Sept and Mayan Sol in Oct (although this was a freebie due to obtaining an access key)
    Having done my first every cruise last year when this offer ran for the Portsmouth Sailing its really excellent value!

  • Sharon says:

    If I redeem the miles but then can’t book the cruise I want can I get the miles back or do I lose them? Thanks

    • Rob says:

      In theory no BUT a) there is virtually zero chance that you can’t book what you want given we are hearing stories of 30% occupancy levels and b) I think Virgin Red would refund you as a goodwill gesture if you could show good reason why no other dates would work.

      • Sharon says:

        Thank you, I’ve heard back very quickly from Virgin too – they said the same as you

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