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Cruise Types

Cruise holiday types

A cruise holiday suited to you

We’re here to break down our cruise and stay packages for you, so you can choose the best cruise holiday for your time on the ocean blue. 

Whether you’re new to cruise or you’re a seasoned sailor, cruise holidays are something special. You want to make the most of your time at sea and there’s a lot of destinations, resorts and itineraries to consider.

We wouldn’t want you to feel overwhelmed with all the options out there, so we’ve got everything you need on this page. Pick your perfect type of cruise below — we’re sure there’s one that’ll float your boat. 

Cruise and Stay

Caribbean Cruise and stay

Best of both worlds

Cruise and stay holidays are our most popular cruise option, and for good reason. They’re a great choice if you can’t quite decide on where to go for a much needed vacay. You’ll get a holiday by land and sea (or sea and land, if you prefer) so you won’t miss out on island-hopping in the Bahamas or finally seeing the Big Apple before or after you set sail. You can do it all with these fantastic cruise itineraries. 

Fly and Cruise

Fly Cruise

Go further afield

If you want to make the most of the open seas, then a fly and cruise package is just what you need. You’ll fly out (in style with Virgin Atlantic, of course) and head to your departure port, where your cruise ship will awaits to take you to places you might not have considered before. You'll enjoy having everything in one place — accommodation, food and entertainment all on board. No complex holiday plans. Just sit back, relax and enjoy the ride. Do as much or as little as you'd like!

Cruise from the UK

Cruise UK

Anchors away from home turf

The world is right there on your doorstep, so why not take a cruise from one of the many UK ports and cut out the cost of an international flight? Cruising from the UK can be your way of starting your holiday immediately, without the hustle and bustle of an airport. If you're new to cruise, many cruise lines offer ‘tasters’ (short cruises) to see if a holiday at sea is for you. This is a convenient way to get all the perks of a cruise holiday for less.

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Halong Bay, Vietnam

Cruise & Tour

Looking for something on a smaller scale? Why not try one of our river cruises, allowing you to explore the caves and beaches in Vietnam. Or why not pair your luxury cruise with a tour of the Canadian Rockies? Check out our alternative cruise and tours to make your next escape extra special.

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Virgin Voyages

Virgin Voyages introduces the new sailing experience that cultivates curiosity and advocates adventure. The Scarlet Lady will be anchors away for her inaugral season in April 2020. Departing from Miami and visiting the exotic islands in the Caribbean with a special exclusive stop to the island of Bimini, Bahamas making this holiday truly epic.

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Disney Cruise

Walt Disney Cruise & Stay

The ultimate family holiday with a touch of Disney magic. Disney Cruise Line is unrivalled with all the must-see destinations from the Mediterranean coasts to the Caribbean beaches. Not to forget Disney's very own priavte island Castaway Cay in the Bahamas which will leave you awestruck with Disney magic enjoyable for all the family.

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Your holiday may be affected by travel restrictions or cancellations

We are continually reviewing our flying schedules, taking into account the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) advice against all non-essential travel. Depending on when you are due to travel, your holiday may be affected and we’ll email you to let you know.

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Your next holiday is only a click away - our website has thousands of hand-picked options ready to book. But if you need more help, just let us know.

Looking for inspiration? Explore our destinations and holiday types and save your faves to your very own Wishlist. Or dive right in to our 2021 holiday offers.

For extra piece of mind, new bookings made before 31 August 2020 for travel up 30 April 2021 also have the flexibility to amend free of charge. If you need to change don’t worry, you can move your holiday as far out as 31 December 2021 subject to availability.

Latest Foreign & Commonwealth Office repatriation travel advice


Over the past few weeks, we have repatriated our customers from overseas who wanted to come home.  

Please visit this page to keep up to date with the Government’s travel advice on returning to the UK, and to register for email alerts.
 

How would you like to talk to us?

With many customers needing our help, we are prioritising those customers due to travel before 06 October 2020. Log in to Manage my booking where you can message us about your options or you can give us a call. Bear in mind you may have to wait longer than expected. We continue to review this and working to open up these options to more customers. In the meantime check out our FAQs to see if this can help answer any immediate questions.

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Rest assured; we will notify you as soon as we know if your holiday has been affected.  

We are prioritising those customers due to travel before 06 October 2020. Log in to Manage my booking where you can message us about your options or you can give us a call. Bear in mind you may have to wait longer than expected. We continue to review this and working to open up these options to more customers. In the meantime check out our FAQs to see if this can help answer any immediate questions.

Please look out for emails from us or visit our dedicated Covid-19 (Coronavirus) page for the latest updates.

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If you need to speak to us to change or cancel your booking, and you are due to travel before 06 October 2020, please log in to Manage my booking to call or message us. 

Payment flexibility


Don’t worry if you’ve missed a payment or just need a little more time to pay; we have options available to help you. If your holiday is going ahead as planned, you can continue to pay for your holiday in Manage my booking, even if travelling in less than 12 weeks. If you’re unsure, you can delay any additional payments by choosing a new time to travel by requesting a call back in Manage My booking for one of our team to look at options. If your holiday is more than 6 months away, you may wish to set up a Direct Debit to spread the cost. This can be arranged whilst rebooking or afterwards in Manage my booking.

We're flexible with your holiday plans


We understand that you may wish to change your holiday plans and we appreciate the need for flexibility. 

We'll be in touch by email letting you know how to register to change your holiday plans. You can also log into Manage my booking to find the details there. 

Please look out for emails from us or visit our dedicated Covid-19 (Coronavirus) page for the latest updates.

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If we haven’t notified you of any changes, your holiday will be going ahead as planned but if you prefer to move your holiday to a later time we can help. Log in to Manage my booking to request a call back to amend your holiday. Please bear in mind we’ll work through requests in departure date order so may take longer than usual for us to get back to you

Please look out for emails from us or visit our dedicated Covid-19 (Coronavirus) page for the latest updates.

Thank you for your patience and understanding


Payments are being prioritised based on when the request was made, working in order from March 2020 onwards. We will always try to process refunds at the earliest opportunity, for requests before August our maximum timeframe is 120 days. As we are steadily reducing the maximum processing time for each new request, for refund requests made in August, we expect the maximum processing time to be 80 days, from the date the refund is requested. For those requesting a refund in September, we expect it to be processed within a maximum of 60 days, and then reduce to 30 days for refunds requested in October, before returning to normal levels.

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To finalise the amendment, one of our customer advisors will phone you. We need to work through amend requests in departure date order so we can prioritise those with the most imminent travel plans, so you may have a longer wait than usual until we’re able to ring you back. We will help everyone that wants to move their holiday.

I returned early from holiday and have further questions?


You can contact our team by emailing feedback.backhome@virginholidays.com to discuss options on unused portions of your holiday. If you need to contact our team about amending an existing holiday or requesting a refund please log in to manage my booking.

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