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Why you should take an adults-only vacation to the Mediterranean in 2023

Adult only vacations in the Mediterranean are a super attractive prospect whether you’re a couple or just mates – but how do you start planning and will it break the bank?

Adult only holidays are hugely appealing to anyone looking for a break from their own kids or folks who simply want to enjoy a getaway unencumbered by youngsters.

However, finding the right vacation hotspot for everyone in the group can prove tricky – not to mention rising costs when you factor in flights, food and evening fun.

Luckily we’ve got the solution for you – a week-long adults only cruise with Virgin Voyages packs in a glut of incredible Mediterranean destinations from Provence to Ibiza, all food is included, and there’s non-stop free entertainment day and night!

Here’s everything you need to know about Virgin Voyages’ adults only Mediterranean cruises in 2023.

What’s included onboard Virgin Voyages?

Food: Unlimited dining at all of the ship’s restaurants (20+ eateries), including vegetarian and vegan options.

Gratuities: All tips are included in the price of the adults only cruise.

Group fitness classes: Virgin Voyages offers a variety of fitness classes such as yoga, cycling and strength training.

Basic Wi-Fi: You can stay connected on board with basic Wi-Fi, which is included in your fare.

Basic Beverages: Enjoy basic beverages like soda, coffee, tea, and still and sparkling water.

What’s included with the Virgin Voyages cruise and stay package?

While vacationers are welcome to fly into their departure port and head straight out on the adult only cruise, many savvy travelers love to spend some time on land before or after a sailing to really explore everything the destination has to offer.

With Virgin Voyages’s adults only Mediterranean cruises 2023, IGLU Cruise packages include flights from the UK to Barcelona (where all Virgin Med cruises depart from), transfers and a hotel stay.

Your hotel will be centrally located, a minimum of four stars, selected from IGLU’s list of preferred hotels and based on a ‘room only’ board basis (note local government city taxes and local resort fees may be payable).

Furthermore, most sailings have an overnight call in Ibiza and Palma de Mallorca so you can really get out, soak up the city (and the sangria) and paint the town (Virgin) red. Just remember to be back before the ship leaves the next day or you’ll turn into a padron pepper.

What does adults-only mean with Virgin Voyages?

Simples – no one under the age of 18 can travel with Virgin Voyages, so everything from drinks to entertainment is geared towards grown-ups, making the whole ship a veritable adult’s playground. No need to hide your inner kid though!

What Mediterranean itineraries does Virgin Voyages offer?

The Irresistible Med

Duration: 2-night hotel stay, 7-night cruise

Where: Barcelona, Spain | Toulon, France | Marina di Carrara, Italy | Ajaccio, Corsica | Ibiza, Spain | Barcelona, Spain

Ship: Valiant Lady

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French Daze & Ibiza Nights

Duration: 2-night hotel stay, 7-night cruise

Where: Barcelona, Spain | Marseille, France | Cannes, France | Palma de Mallorca, Spain | Ibiza, Spain | Barcelona, Spain

Ship: Valiant Lady

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What's on Valiant Lady?

Virgin Voyages’ ship Valiant Lady is packed with goodies that are perfect for making your adults only vacation one to remember.

The onboard spa offers a range of treatments such as massages, facials and body wraps, as well as a thermal suite featuring a hydrotherapy pool, steam room and salt room. Perfect for the morning after that hedonistic night in Palma amiright?

Virgin Voyages also serves up a variety of wellness experiences such as meditation sessions, sound baths and sunrise yoga on the ship’s top deck so you can really reach that ultimate zen state (no Ibiza substances required…).

There’s oodles of entertainment on Valiant Lady, too. The adult only ship showcases a variety of live performances, including music, comedy and theatre plus a plethora of games and activities, such as a casino, karaoke and a basketball court.

Further onboard perks include drag brunches, a vinyl record shop, a tattoo studio and The Manor, a two-story, three-bar space which hosts groundbreaking shows before transitioning into a nightclub (hey, who needs Ibiza?) to name a few.

Virgin perks aren’t limited to just onboard though – Valiant Lady also provides unique excursions such as bar-hopping with a local in Barcelona or a private cooking class in Ibiza. Talk about bragging rights. Olé!

Published 06.12.23