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AMAZING DEAL: 7 nights Virgin Voyages full board cruises for two for 80,000 Virgin Points

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If you missed these amazing offers last year, they are back. You will not find a better points redemption in 2023.

EDIT: Deal now includes August sailings! We will update the article later.

You can get a seven night European cruise on ‘Valiant Lady’ or ‘Resilient Lady’, the 2nd and 3rd ships in the Virgin Voyages fleet, for just 80,000 Virgin Points for two people.

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

Remember that these are adults only trips. Flights and transfers are not included.

Valiant Lady Virgin Voyages

A lot of HfP readers jumped on these redemptions last 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. There is a Virgin Voyages master thread in our forum for your Q&A.

If you are short of Virgin Points, options include:

  • transferring Tesco Clubcard points (should happen overnight)
  • transferring American Express Membership Rewards points (should be instant)
  • transferring Heathrow Rewards points (not clear about timeframe)

Here are your options:

Greek Island Glow

Departing 4th June, 18th June, 25th June, 9th July, 16th July, 30th July

  • Day 1 – Piraeus (Athens). Departs at 7:00pm.
  • Day 2 – Santorini. Arrives at 9:00am, departs at 10:00pm.
  • Day 3 – Rhodes. Arrives at 9:00am, departs at 6:00pm.
  • Day 4 – Bodrum. Arrives at 8:00am, departs at 8:00pm.
  • Day 5 – Sailing.
  • Day 6 – Mykonos. Arrives at 9:00am.
  • Day 7 – Mykonos. Departs at 2:00pm.
  • Day 8 – Piraeus (Athens). Arrives at 6:30am.

Adriatic Sea & Greek Gems

Departing 11th June, 2nd July, 23rd July

  • Day 1 – Piraeus (Athens). Departs at 6:00pm.
  • Day 2 – Sailing.
  • Day 3 – Split. Arrives at 9:00am, departs at 9:00pm.
  • Day 4 – Dubrovnik. Arrives at 9:00am, departs at 10:00pm.
  • Day 5 – Kotor. Arrives at 9:00am, departs at 07:00pm.
  • Day 6 – Corfu. Arrives at 9:00am, departs at 09:00pm.
  • Day 7 – Sailing.
  • Day 8 – Piraeus (Athens). Arrives at 0630.

The Irresistible Med

Departing 4th June, 18th June, 2nd July, 16th July, 30th July

  • Day 1 – Barcelona. Departs at 6:00pm.
  • Day 2 – Toulon. Arrives at 9:00am, departs at 6:00pm.
  • Day 3 – Marina di Carrara. Arrives at 8:00am, departs at 8:00pm.
  • Day 4 – Sailing.
  • Day 5 – Ajaccio. Arrives at 8:00am, departs at 5:00pm.
  • Day 6 – Ibiza. Arrives at 7:00pm.
  • Day 7 – Ibiza. Departs at 6:00pm.
  • Day 8 – Barcelona. Arrives at 6:30am.

French Daze & Ibiza Nights

Departing 11th June, 25th June, 9th July, 23rd July

  • Day 1 – Barcelona. Departs at 6:00pm.
  • Day 2 – Marseille. Arrives at 8:00am, departs at 7:00pm.
  • Day 3 – Cannes. Arrives at 8:00am, departs at 9:00pm.
  • Day 4 – Palma de Mallorca. Arrives at 6:00pm.
  • Day 5 – Palma de Mallorca. Departs at 6:00pm.
  • Day 6 – Ibiza. Arrives at 7:00pm.
  • Day 7 – Ibiza. Departs at 6:00pm.
  • Day 8 – Barcelona. Arrives at 6:30am.

Here are a few things to note:

  • you need to fly to and from Athens or Barcelona at your own expense
  • it is adults only
  • the cost is 80,000 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 up to £2,900 of value for your 80,000 Virgin Points on peak dates. Here is a ‘Greek Island Glow’ quote for the 30th July sailing:

Virgin Voyages 80000 Virgin points offer

This is a ludicrous 3.6p per Virgin Point. That’s 3.6x more than you’ll get for a premium cabin flight in most cases, and 7x more than you’ll get for any other redemption via the Virgin Red site.

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 a seven-night sailing departing from either Athens on Resilient Lady or Barcelona on Valiant Lady between 01 June and 31 July 2023.

The price is per cabin (one or two persons). There is no single sailor supplement available.

Virgin Voyages has curated four glamorous itineraries that allow you to experience some of the most picturesque islands and coastal cities in the Mediterranean. Thanks to late-night departures or overnight finales, you’ll have plenty of time to explore each stop in addition to the ship itself (a destination in its own right). It’s called having your cake and eating it too.

Speaking of cake… Virgin Voyages takes food, and the experience around it, very seriously. With a-la-carte menus crafted by Michelin-starred chefs, you can munch your way through countless unique eateries, from the Korean BBQ and elegant steakhouse to the red hot Mexican and 24/7 diner.

This adults-only voyage is designed to give you plenty of chances to relax, with workout classes, gym facilities and luxe spa treatments to name but a few. 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. With immersive pop-up acts that could happen anywhere on board, 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). 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 will be at your beck and call in the unlikely event of hunger pangs.

Wait. 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.

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 make a splash by booking your spot today. Hurry, these cabins will be gone faster than you can say “cannonball”.

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.

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.

If you want to top up your balance by buying Virgin Points, the link is here.

You can book via the Virgin Red app or online. Read the instructions carefully before booking – you need to check there is still a relevant cabin available for cash before ordering your booking code, and once it arrives you should book ASAP before the availability disappears. Based on last year, you should be offered the chance to upgrade your cabin for cash nearer the time of departure if you want something larger.

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (September 2023)

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):

SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard is doubled to 30,000 Virgin Points if you apply by 2nd October. You receive 15,000 Virgin Points with your first purchase and a further 15,000 points if you spend £3,000 within 90 days. Apply here.

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

30,000 bonus points (SPECIAL OFFER TO 2ND OCTOBER) 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 a huge range of valuable 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 bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit 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 (242)

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  • Voyager says:

    Code arrived in just under 48 hours and I’m all booked too! 🙂 ⛵

  • nectar collector says:

    Yay…code arrived right on 72 hours…..referral code for Greek Glow 18-25 June if anyone can use that

    • Yvo says:

      I’ll try and use this for you as soon as my (late Sat requested) access code drops.

    • Barry cutters says:

      What’s the link do sorry

      • Voyager says:

        A bottle of champagne for both referrer and referred as I understand.

      • nectar collector says:

        Potentially gives us both a bottle of bubbly……last years referral offer was $50 on board spend but seems like it’s been changed ………

  • Strawb says:

    Ordered Saturday morning, haven’t received it as of Monday afternoon. I’m not in a frenzy, haven’t even searched flights or hotels yet. Looking to book the 16th July sailing around the Med and I haven’t requested my leave yet! Excited before I have even booked. Off topic but earlier this month I took advantage of the United £250 flight offer and booked Lufthansa (UA codeshare) from LHR via FRA to SFO, back from LAX via FRA for the sum of £503, baggage included for a very quick 3 day trip to the Bay Area, Orange County and Palm Springs over the Coronation bank holiday. Definitely do that again if they repeat the offer.

  • Tim Mon says:

    Anyone found a phone number to call for Virgin Red, by any chance?

  • ClubX says:

    Anyone got referral code for 30 July Greek Island Grow?

    • Andy says:

      please do reply back if you have one!

      • Samuel Waters says:

        My referral link is on page 14 of the virgin voyages master thread. I can provide my email so that we can share details to link our bookings if you have already booked, let me know 🙂

    • Samuel Waters says:

      Hi, i am booked onto this cruise. This is my link: [Deleted, put links in VV forum master thread.]

      If you have already booked we can contact each other to swap details and link our bookings!

  • barry cutters says:

    Mine came through today at 7:47 Exactly 72h after making the purchase on Friday.

    Plenty of availability on all cruses at 10pm tonight when i booked the 16th July Greek cruise.

    Booking takes 2 mins.

    Even managed to use the code for XL terrace cabin rather than standard or restricted view. Cabin already allocated .

    As soon as booked i was emailed offers to upgrade to suites etc .

    Really great redemption and looking forward to it

    • Track says:

      I saw XL Sea Terrace had zeroed out price too, but the website and emailed instructions say Sea Terrace, Limited View Sea Terrace only.

      At the risk of the booking being invalidated.

      Email in bold: ” you can’t upgrade to any other cabin type during the booking process as this will invalidate your Access Key.”

      • barry cutters says:

        Yeah I thought id risk it .

        It clearly doesn’t invalidate. As cabin was allocated immediately.
        Worst case they call me and downgrade.

        • Track says:

          Well also gives them the right to invalidate the booking if there is a paying passenger/need.

          Given the positioning costs, Summer flights etc, I wouldn’t risk it personally.

    • PG says:

      Be careful with this as it states it’s only for Sea Terrace and Limited View Sea Terrace

      • barry cutters says:

        Yes I read the T&C fully.
        But it didn’t invalidate the access code, it let me book.

        The access code is not relevant any more.
        I have a confirmed booking.

        • Track says:

          It is relevant which Access Code you have used.

          Virgin Red / Virgin Voyages are very clear that the code not supposed to be used with any other cabin types than Sea Terrace and Limited View Sea Terrace — even if the system allows you and resulted in a booking.

          • Rick says:

            I’m not going to give away any secrets here because, if widely known, it would put a scupper to things that have been playing out quite nicely for me for the past few years flight wise. All I way say is that IT across the Virgin group, in general, is poor. Arguably worse than BA. Which is saying something. If you happen to have a fortuitous booking that maybe gives you something that you ought not to have intentionally received, then I suggest you stay mum. Chances are that it will work, as long as you don’t tell the world about it.

  • Martyn Ford says:

    If you’d seen the respective cabins you would not take this risk.

  • Travel Strong says:

    The 72hrs commeth, and the 72hrs passeth – no code. Took a leap and booked flights before they went (last 2 x CE redemptions on the route, and a much less attractively priced Wizz air return to Luton!) so I’m going to Greece either way!

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