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Virgin Cruises for 2 people: 7 nights in the Med for 80k points ( 62k Chase or Amex points with current bonus ) for June and July

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Earlier in the year, we saw Virgin Cruises dropped the award rates for specific cruises in the Med or Caribbean with 5 nights coming in at 80k Virgin Red points and 7 nights pricing at 100k Virgin Red points.

Well, Virgin has outdone itself this time. You can score a 7 night cruise in the Mediterranean for just 80k points. It’s roundtrip, 7 nights, all inclusive ( aside from booze ), adults only, and a very good use of points on a cent per point basis. These cruises are almost $4000…for just 62k points. WOW.

When you go to the Virgin Red site and select cruises you will see the offer below. Make sure you don’t hit Redeem until you’ve checked to see if the cruise you want is available.

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What is Virgin Red?

Virgin Red is the new all emcompassing Virgin Program. If you have Virgin Atlantic, you can just link your account and your points will merge. You can use those points on a variety of things including Safaris, Hotels, and Cruises

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Programs the transfer to Virgin Red

Since Virgin Red and Virgin Atlantic Flying Club are basically the same thing and can be linked, all transferrable programs can be moved into Virgin

  • American Express
  • Bilt Rewards
  • Capital One
  • Chase
  • Citi Thank You

Note that both Amex and Chase have 30% transfer bonuses.

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How much would these special Virgin Cruises normally cost?

Here is a look at the Greek Island Glow cruise in early June. At the 80k rate, you’re talking over 5 cents per point and at the 62k you’re talking nearly 7 cents per point. That is very good.

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What dates are available for the 80k Virgin Cruise?

You need to contact Virgin Cruises, but your travel must be between June 1st and July 31st. You can go to the Virgin Voyages website to see if a Sea Terrace or Partial View Sea Terrace is available. As soon as you hit Redeem, the points will be deducted for the cruise, so personally I would double and triple check.

You can you use this link to search

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Where does the Virgin Cruise depart from?

You can choose from two different departure cities

  • Athens
    • Resilient Lady
  • Barcelona
    • Valiant Lady

How exactly does this work?

 

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What are the itineraries avail for the Virgin Cruise priced at 80k points?

So there are a couple to choose from:

The choice of itineraries (all local time):

Greek Island Glow

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

Opinions, reviews, analyses & recommendations are the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, endorsed or approved by any of these entities.

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