A blissful tropical climate softened by Atlantic trade winds, pinkish-white, sugar-soft beaches, fabulous scuba diving, and laid-back catamaran cruises… These are just some of the fabulous experiences to be savoured in one of the Caribbean’s most popular and welcoming destinations - Barbados.
Save on summer 2023 sailings with Virgin Voyages
There’s so much going on with Virgin Voyages right now that it’s a brilliant time to check out this boutique-style, adult-only, contemporary cruise line – one of our favourites. First of all, there are savings on ALL sailings through to April 2024. It’s also not too late to save on sailings this summer, with up to £900 off Mediterranean itineraries through to October 2023.
Other temptations include free drinks worth up to $600, plus some brand-new itineraries from Athens as well as the existing fan favourites from Barcelona to choose from. We rate Virgin’s itineraries as a brilliant way to see some of the highlights of Western civilisation while letting your hair down and being as active or as laidback as you choose.
Among popular Virgin itineraries are French Daze & Ibiza Nights, taking in Barcelona, the French Riviera highlights of Marseille and Cannes, and the Spanish party islands of Mallorca and Ibiza; Greek Island Glow, an Athens round-trip with stop-offs in Santorini, Rhodes, Bodrum and Mykonos; and The Irresistible Med, which embraces Barcelona, Marina di Carrara (perfect for exploring either Liguria or Tuscany), Corsica and Ibiza.
Virgin recently became the first-ever brand to sweep the Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice awards, which are known as the Oscars of the leisure cruise world, taking home all five awards in the large ship category. Virgin now holds the awards for Best Overall Cruise Line, Best Dining, Best Service, Best Cabins, and Best Value for Money.
Virgin’s Always Included Luxury package gives you fantastic perks on all adults-only voyages — all food, essential drinks, entertainment, group fitness classes, all tips, and WiFi. Meanwhile, its award-winning onboard dining options include menus by a Michelin-starred chef collective. Buffets and pre-set dining times are ditched in favour of made-to-order food and leisurely brunches in over 20 unique eateries – all of them included in your package.
You can choose from steakhouses, a Korean barbecue, a global food market and even a cooking lab, and expect vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options in every venue. Also included are ‘essential drinks’ such as still and sparkling water, non-pressed juices, sodas, teas, and drip coffee.
There’s also a focus on well-being, relaxation, and rejuvenation on these ships, through cutting-edge facilities and activities that include an Aquatic Club, a Build & Balance gym and yoga studio, outdoor boxing and HIIT sessions, an alfresco jogging track and even curated hikes at ports. Completing the wellness picture are a pampering spa with a mudroom, and juice bars serving protein boosters and other pick-me-ups.
Virgin’s fleet has the luxurious feel of a sleek yacht, an array of convivial spaces designed by some of the star names in contemporary interiors, and thrilling entertainment with festival-like line-ups in consultation with groundbreaking producers, directors, choreographers, and artists.
To book your Virgin Voyages with up to £900 off Med sailings through Oct 2023, savings on all sailings to April 2024, and free drinks worth up to $600, call your Travel Counsellor today. This offer ends on 31st July 2023.
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