Cruise without paying a cent via Virgin Australia & Virgin Voyages points collaboration

Cruise without paying a cent via Virgin Australia & Virgin Voyages points collaboration
Edited by Travel Weekly


    Virgin Australia’s Velocity Frequent Flyer loyalty program has launched its first-ever cruise for points offer with Virgin Voyages, ahead of the cruise line’s arrival in Australia this December.

    In what is the first step in a major partnership between Sir Richard Branson’s only two travel companies to operate in Australia, the cruise for points offer will be available for a set redemption price of 79,999 points.

    The offer is valid for travel between 16 December 2023 and 5 March 2024, on eligible sailings departing Melbourne and Sydney.

    Bedroom on Virgin Voyages ship (Supplied)

    Virgin Voyages’ eligible points cruises (3-6 nights)

    • Melbourne to Hobart return (16/12/2023- 21/12/2023)
    • Melbourne to Burnie return (23/01/2024 – 27/01/2024)
    • Melbourne to Hobart return (27/01/2024 01/02/2024)
    • Melbourne, Sydney and Hobart return (01/02/2024- 07/02/2024)
    • Sydney to Hobart return (11/02/2024 – 15/02/2024)
    • Sydney to Burnie return (15/02/2024 – 19/02/2024)
    • Sydney, Melbourne and Burnie return (19/02/2024 – 22/02/2024)
    • Melbourne to Tasmania return (22/02/2024 – 27/02/2024)
    • Melbourne to Hobart return (27/02/2024 – 02/03/2024)
    • Melbourne to Melbourne return (02/03/2024 – 05/03/2024)

    Virgin Voyages’ FREE inclusions with every cruise

    • Dining at 20+ eateries with menus by Michelin-starred chefs
    • All essential drinks including still or sparkling water, drip-coffees, teas, sodas, non-pressed juices
    • WiFi
    • Unlimited fitness classes
    • Entertainment
    • Tips

    The cashless cruise offer can be redeemed via the Velocity Rewards Store until midnight 5 October 2023 or until sold out, with the deal representing a wonderful opportunity for Aussies to experience an irresistible holiday at sea amid the rising cost of living.

    Balcony on Virgin Voyages ship (Supplied)

    Velocity Frequent Flyer CEO, Nick Rohrlach said the program was committed to offering Australians great value holidays.

    “We are a loyalty program that stands for incredible value and choice and we are excited to welcome Virgin Voyages into the Velocity family with our first-ever cruise for Points offer,” said Rohrlach.

    “We know Australians are looking for ways to drive their dollar further when booking their next holiday, and this is a fantastic opportunity for Velocity members to use their Points to pay for a luxe cruise.

    “Value for money is more important than ever and we expect the cashless cruises will be redeemed fast.

    “We are committed to opening new ways our members can use their Points and this is a great example of that,” he said.

    Velocity and Virgin Voyages are expected to launch a long term earn and redemption partnership next year.

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