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  • Dace 52 posts

    Booking: ‘The Irresistible Med’ 2nd October.
    Planning on going solo and indeed it did not even ask for a 2nd sailor name during booking (so that is only added at check in).

    Flights: Budget/Regional flights £200+ with carry on only.
    Opted for BA Club Europe from LHR for £50 + 29k Avios.

    Regarding flights, it seems like a good plan to fly the day before and have Saturday night in Barcelona, for a leisurely trip to the cruise terminal on the Sunday (Hilton Barcelona booked for 50k Hilton points).

    I am on the same trip and potentially on the same flights. Just out of interest has it been established yet if I/you can refer each other for the bonus as we’re on the same cruise?

    avstar 6 posts

    1st cruise!

    French Daze & Ibiza Nights
    Barcelona • Marseille • Cannes • Olbia • Ibiza • Barcelona
    11-18 Sep, 2022

    if anyone is interested in the Sailor Loot refer-a-friend for the same cruise, here’s my referral link to get yourself $200 onboard credit
    https://virg.in/o5gj

    DM for details

    Zana 28 posts

    $200 Sailor Loot Referral

    CC has a master spreadsheet of the $200 share the love sailor loot (onboard credit) for anyone looking to book a cruise. Offer ends June 30.

    Travel Strong 303 posts

    I am on the same trip and potentially on the same flights. Just out of interest has it been established yet if I/you can refer each other for the bonus as we’re on the same cruise?


    @Dace
    Reportedly you can indeed ring up and twin the bookings to apply this even though both booked already. I am happy to give it a go, but think we would need to share some information offline and call up (rather than just using these links, which i don’t think will do it. https://virg.in/oTZ7 )

    My Email is hfp.travelstrong@gmail.com if you want to give it a go!

    RobL 72 posts

    How can I find my refer a friend link?

    I booked with the 95k Virgin points access link.

    stevenhp1987 341 posts
    Molly 92 posts

    Just had my cruise cancelled for 2023. Paid cash using a number of stacked offers and cashback for a Rockstar suite, drinks etc.
    They are offering to double the value with a credit/voucher and add an additional “Access Key” (a further free trip) if I book before 31st July or receive a straight refund.
    Concerned about the viability of the business as the offers seem “to good to be true”. Effectively the offer is for 3 cruises over the next 2 years.

    – if I take the voucher I assume I won’t be covered by my credit card if they go bust
    – not sure if my Barclays travel insurance will cover the voucher?

    I’ve never “cruised” so not sure if we’ll even enjoy the experience. May consider the voucher offer if its insured against any further problems.

    Stephen 51 posts

    The Irresistible Med
    Barcelona • Toulon • Marina di Carrara • Ajaccio • Cagliari • Ibiza • Barcelona

    02-09 Oct, 2022
    7 nights

    “Receive $200 in onboard credit, Sailor Loot, when you book the same voyage as me.”

    What you need to do is –

    1) Visit the referral link below @

    https://www.virginvoyages.com/share?type=P&pkgCode=7NMA&voyageCode=VL2210027NMA&referralCode=828F472F-A9EB-4D62-AF4A-629581689608&shipCode=undefined

    2) Scroll down until you can see “The Sea Terrace”, and press “Screw it, let’s do it” – at this point, it will still show the cash price (but you can enter your code from Virgin Red in the next step)

    3) Towards the bottom of the page, you should see “Access Key?”, enter this from your email and press “Validate”. It should then bring the total to £0.00 allowing you to checkout without the need to make any payment

    Jipster 38 posts

    Thank you Stephen for that tip…

    If anyone is travelling on The Irresistible Med 4th Sep to 11th Sep and wants to try “twinning” the bookings please reply here and we can try, would also be good to organise a meet up on board for anyone travelling on the same dates.

    Anyone who has yet to book but plans the same dates feel free to use the link below:

    The Irresistible Med
    Barcelona • Toulon • Marina di Carrara • Ajaccio • Cagliari • Ibiza • Barcelona

    04 to 11 Sep, 2022
    7 nights

    “Receive $200 in onboard credit, Sailor Loot, when you book the same voyage as me.”

    What you need to do is –

    1) Visit the referral link below @

    https://www.virginvoyages.com/share?type=P&pkgCode=7NMA&voyageCode=VL2209047NMA&referralCode=A4A051C1-B9A5-4BDF-A076-825A1D9ED361&shipCode=undefined

    2) Scroll down until you can see “The Sea Terrace”, and press “Screw it, let’s do it” – at this point, it will still show the cash price (but you can enter your code from Virgin Red in the next step)

    3) Towards the bottom of the page, you should see “Access Key?”, enter this from your email and press “Validate”. It should then bring the total to £0.00 allowing you to checkout without the need to make any payment

    stevenhp1987 341 posts

    I dislike how this thread has become one massive “Please be referred by me” thread… Surely 99% of people using the offer have already booked.

    I thought we were here to talk shop about the voyages themselves?

    Just had my cruise cancelled for 2023. Paid cash using a number of stacked offers and cashback for a Rockstar suite, drinks etc.
    They are offering to double the value with a credit/voucher and add an additional “Access Key” (a further free trip) if I book before 31st July or receive a straight refund.
    Concerned about the viability of the business as the offers seem “to good to be true”. Effectively the offer is for 3 cruises over the next 2 years.

    – if I take the voucher I assume I won’t be covered by my credit card if they go bust
    – not sure if my Barclays travel insurance will cover the voucher?

    I’ve never “cruised” so not sure if we’ll even enjoy the experience. May consider the voucher offer if its insured against any further problems.

    Hmmm. If you accept the voucher I hope you have good travel insurance. I think you’d lose Section 75 rights, but cannot 100% confirm that. If they do stay in business then you’d get a cracking deal.

    They have to attract a massive amount of customers in order to… stay afloat… though imo. They cannot keep sailing with mostly empty ships.

    moss79 29 posts

    on the 10th July cruise also. Still not booked outward flight looking at Bournemouth to Girona on the Friday or possible another route flying out on the Sat From Bmth on connecting flight .

    Booked Meliá barcelona sarrià for 1 night on Sat for £109 using my Gold benefit and Wonder week seems a fairly good deal considering the hotel prices currently in Barcelona .

    stevenhp1987 341 posts

    on the 10th July cruise also. Still not booked outward flight looking at Bournemouth to Girona on the Friday or possible another route flying out on the Sat From Bmth on connecting flight .

    Booked Meliá barcelona sarrià for 1 night on Sat for £109 using my Gold benefit and Wonder week seems a fairly good deal considering the hotel prices currently in Barcelona .

    I’m on that flight (BOH to GRO on the Friday 8th July). We went with just cabin bags as I never have, nor ever want to, check-in bags with RyanAir!

    Roberto 297 posts

    @moss79, also booked on this cruise. Hope to bump into you and @StevenHP1987 during the trip.

    Our flights booked arriving into BCN about 3pm the day before. Even been out and bought a red shirt for the “Scarlet Night”.

    hello98 6 posts

    Thank you Stephen for that tip…

    If anyone is travelling on The Irresistible Med 4th Sep to 11th Sep and wants to try “twinning” the bookings please reply here and we can try, would also be good to organise a meet up on board for anyone travelling on the same dates.

    Anyone who has yet to book but plans the same dates feel free to use the link below:

    The Irresistible Med
    Barcelona • Toulon • Marina di Carrara • Ajaccio • Cagliari • Ibiza • Barcelona

    04 to 11 Sep, 2022
    7 nights

    “Receive $200 in onboard credit, Sailor Loot, when you book the same voyage as me.”

    What you need to do is –

    1) Visit the referral link below @

    https://www.virginvoyages.com/share?type=P&pkgCode=7NMA&voyageCode=VL2209047NMA&referralCode=A4A051C1-B9A5-4BDF-A076-825A1D9ED361&shipCode=undefined

    2) Scroll down until you can see “The Sea Terrace”, and press “Screw it, let’s do it” – at this point, it will still show the cash price (but you can enter your code from Virgin Red in the next step)

    3) Towards the bottom of the page, you should see “Access Key?”, enter this from your email and press “Validate”. It should then bring the total to £0.00 allowing you to checkout without the need to make any payment

    I’m onboard the same trip! Do you want to share details offline to see if we can link the bookings to get the referral? Email me at kandies21 at hotmail dot com

    JohnG 40 posts

    Just had my cruise cancelled for 2023. Paid cash using a number of stacked offers and cashback for a Rockstar suite, drinks etc.
    They are offering to double the value with a credit/voucher and add an additional “Access Key” (a further free trip) if I book before 31st July or receive a straight refund.
    Concerned about the viability of the business as the offers seem “to good to be true”. Effectively the offer is for 3 cruises over the next 2 years.

    I think you’re right to be concerned. I hope they don’t stop operating but it doesn’t seem that unlikely to me and you’re very unlikely to get cash back if you take the credit and can’t use it. I’d only be tempted to take it if I could book a cruise in the next few weeks so that I had a high degree of confidence I’d get to go, then the access key and additional credit are freebies that matter less if you don’t get to use them.

    Paul B 224 posts

    So these can be cancelled for a refund of the points before using the access code, making a reservation essentially?

    moss79 29 posts

    Where do You choose Your Boarding time As I dont see it on the app and people have mentioned it above ?

    Jipster 38 posts

    Where do You choose Your Boarding time As I dont see it on the app and people have mentioned it above ?

    Once you have gone through the uploading documents and on board payment method etc you get option of boarding time. Surprisingly for me it was only 1.30pm,2pm and 2.30pm I think.

    moss79 29 posts

    Thanks all done now

    Molly 92 posts

    Just had my cruise cancelled for 2023. Paid cash using a number of stacked offers and cashback for a Rockstar suite, drinks etc.
    They are offering to double the value with a credit/voucher and add an additional “Access Key” (a further free trip) if I book before 31st July or receive a straight refund.
    Concerned about the viability of the business as the offers seem “to good to be true”. Effectively the offer is for 3 cruises over the next 2 years.

    I think you’re right to be concerned. I hope they don’t stop operating but it doesn’t seem that unlikely to me and you’re very unlikely to get cash back if you take the credit and can’t use it. I’d only be tempted to take it if I could book a cruise in the next few weeks so that I had a high degree of confidence I’d get to go, then the access key and additional credit are freebies that matter less if you don’t get to use them.[/quote

    After asking questions on twitter I think I now have a plan. We need to book an extra cruise before the 31st July but it can sail anytime in 2022. This will unlock the access key for a further cruise in 2022 but I already holidays booked so can “gift” this to a friend. We can then use the remaining credit for a cruise in 2023. So its looks like the Med in September with “lucky” friends followed by the Cairo cruise in 2023. Just need to check I’m insured. I assume once I’ve converted the voucher into actual bookings my policy will cover any potential issues.

    Travel Strong 303 posts

    @Dace

    @stephen


    @hello98

    Have sent you all an email re: linking bookings for a credit / sharing the credits around.

    ryaneberry 50 posts

    I booked the Med cruise departing 18th, currently going on my own and can’t wait!

    If anyone else is on that, give me a heads up!

    stevenhp1987 341 posts

    @Dace


    @stephen



    @hello98

    Have sent you all an email re: linking bookings for a credit / sharing the credits around.

    Out of interest… does this actually work? If so, what do you need to do?

    I can’t see why Virgin will happily let randomers link bookings to get $$$ in referral credits, especially for free bookings!

    malteser 32 posts

    Does the referral link work if we booked using virgin points?

    stevenhp1987 341 posts

    Restaurant menus are now showing in the app for me (without prices for paid extras).

    To view, go to the booking page, click into the restaurant and scroll down.

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