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Amazing deal alert: 12-night European cruise on Virgin Voyages with full board for two for only 80,000 Virgin Points

April 14, 2022
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Virgin Voyages' latest ship, Valiant Lady
Amazing deal alert: 12-night European cruise on Virgin Voyages with full board for two for only 80,000 Virgin Points
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Easter may have just peaked…

If you’re quick, Virgin Red members can book a 12-night luxury voyage from Portsmouth to Barcelona next month for just 80,000 Virgin Points for two, saving roughly $4,569 as part of an unbelievably special deal.

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Setting sail on May 2, passengers lucky enough to be aboard this one-way journey on Virgin’s Valiant Lady to Catalonia will also visit Palma de Mallorca, Malaga, Gibraltar, La Coruna and Lisbon along the way.

All meals (minus alcohol) are included on Virgin Voyages' newest ship. With a raft of incredible culinary experiences curated by Michelin-starred chefs onboard, don't expect the same tired old buffets you get on other cruises.

Related: Virgin Voyages hopes to draw cruise newbies like me: Here’s my first impression from its first sailing

(Photo courtesy of Virgin Voyages)

You'll also be staying in the Sea Terrace cabin, which is a real perk in itself given its spacious interior, balcony and incredible views as the ship comes into shore.

We value Virgin Points at 1.5 cents each, so by our valuations, 80,000 points would be the equivalent of $1,200. We found prices for the same voyage without points on Virgin Voyages' website starting from $4,566 for two passengers in the same Sea Terrace cabin, making this an excellent deal.

Remember, you can transfer points from American Express Membership Rewards, Bilt Rewards, Capital One Rewards, Chase Ultimate Rewards and Citi ThankYou to Virgin Points, making it easy for U.S.-based travelers to earn the points needed for this cruise.

(Screenshot from Virgin Voyages)

To take advantage while you still can, visit the Virgin Red app or website and redeem your Virgin Points in return for the voyage. The company will then send you details on how to complete your booking in an email afterward.

Related: Virgin Voyages unveils its second ship and 3 Mediterranean itineraries

Time is of the essence because these tickets won’t last long with only a limited number of cabins left. Other reasons to clamber onboard include first-class entertainment and state-of-the-art health and wellness facilities.

There are a few caveats to be aware of. First, passengers must be vaccinated against COVID-19 to sail with Virgin Voyages and bring proof of vaccination to travel. Additionally, all sailors must be over 18 years of age.

Here are full details of the itinerary:

  • Day 1 - Portsmouth - Departs at 07:00 PM, local time.
  • Day 2 - Sailing.
  • Day 3 - La Coruña - 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM, local time.
  • Day 4 - Lisbon - Arrives at 04:00 PM, local time.
  • Day 5 - Lisbon - Departs at 02:00 PM, local time.
  • Day 6 - Cádiz - 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM, local time.
  • Day 7 - Gibraltar - 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM, local time.
  • Day 8 - Málaga - Arrives at 09:00 AM, local time.
  • Day 9 - Málaga - Departs at 03:00 PM, local time.
  • Day 10 - Sailing.
  • Day 11 - Palma de Mallorca - 09:00 AM - 11:59 PM, local time.
  • Day 12 - Sailing.
  • Day 13 - Barcelona - Arrives at 06:30 AM, local time.

Speaking of the deal, Richard Moore, Partnerships Director at Virgin Red said: “This exclusive offer is another reason why it’s so special to be a member of Virgin Red – giving people access to exclusive promotions that you cannot get anywhere else. Valiant Lady is Virgin Voyages’ newest ship and it will no doubt be an extraordinary experience that you won’t forget with a family member or friend."

Moore also stated: “It’s free to join Virgin Red and there are hundreds of rewards to choose from – from the smaller things that make the everyday better like a coffee, to bigger experiences like a getaway with Virgin Voyages, holiday to the Caribbean or seeing your favorite artist perform from the Virgin Red Room at AO Arena – the possibilities are endless!”

Related: I’ve been on more than 150 cruise ships; here are my first impressions of Scarlet Lady, the first-ever Virgin Voyages vessel

Featured image by Virgin Voyages' latest ship, Valiant Lady (photo courtesy of Virgin Voyages)
Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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The Citi Premier’s 3 points per dollar spent across a wide range of popular categories is one of the more lucrative offerings in the world of points and miles. The Citi Premier comes with a $95 annual fee and is currently offering a solid sign up bonus of 80,000 points after you spend $4,000 on purchases within the first three months. It also has some valuable transfer partners to make the most of your rewards. Add in access to Citi Entertainment plus a $100 hotel credit for any single-stay hotel booking that exceeds $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, booked through the Citi travel website, there are few reasons why the Citi Premier should not be in every traveler’s wallet.

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  • For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
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  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
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  • Annual Hotel Savings Benefit
  • 80,000 Points are redeemable for $800 in gift cards when redeemed at thankyou.com
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  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on purchases