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Virgin Voyage’s Loyalty Program – Sailing Club

The Virgin Voyages Sailing Club is the loyalty programme designed to reward repeat sailors with exclusive benefits based on levels for number of sailings.

The Virgin Voyages Sailing Club
The Virgin Voyages Sailing Club © Photo by Virgin Voyages

About the Sailing Club

The Virgin Voyages Sailing Club is the loyalty scheme designed to reward repeat sailors with exclusive benefits.

Type of Qualification

To be in the Sailing Club
Club Types Translation
Sea Blazer You sailed with Virgin in 2021 on a fully paid fare.
Sea Rover You sailed with Virgin twice on a fully paid fare from the start of 2022 to the end of 2023.
Match & Sea More You’re at a qualifying loyalty level with another cruise line or eligible program and have contacted Virgin Voyages to verify and matched by the end of 2023.
Sailing Club Member You’ve sailed with Virgin Voyages once before.
Sailing Club Status Match You’re at a qualifying loyalty level with another cruise line or eligible program and have contacted Virgin Voyages to verify and matched.

Sailing Club Level (After One Sailing)

Those who have previously sailed with Virgin Voyages will automatically be registered for the Sailing Club loyalty scheme. The base level includes:

  • Exclusive Offers
  • First Alerts for Promos
  • Members Quarterly Newsletter.

All other levels also benefit from these offers.

Blue Extras Level (After Two Sailings)

Blue Extras offers a lighter version of perks for sailors on their 3rd or 4th sailing, or those matching into the system for the first time. This level aims to provide enhanced benefits to a broader range of sailors. This level is offered through the end of December 31st 2025.

Read More About Blue Extras

Deep Blue Extras Details (After Five Sailings or Prior Qualification)

Deep Blue Extras offers additional perks including free Bar Tab and Premium WiFi. DBE will remain in place for all existing Sea Blazers , Sea Rovers or Match & Sea More sailors. Those who have not previously earned Deep Blue Extras will receive it from their 5th sailing onward. This level is offered through the end of December 31st 2025.

Read More About Deep Blue Extras

Back to Back Sailings

Credit for a voyage is applied towards perks 30 days after the voyage concludes. Sailors on consecutive voyages who meet the criteria for the next tier of perks will not experience the benefits of that higher tier during the consecutive voyage.

Perks at a Glance

 
Perk Sailing Club Blue Extras Deep Blue Extras
Exclusive Offers ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
First Alert to Promos ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
Members Quarterly Newsletter ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
Exclusive Cocktail Event ❌ No ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
Dedicated Sailor Services Support ❌ No ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
Complimentary Laundry Service ❌ None 1 Laundry Bag 2 Pressed Items,
1 Specialty Cleaned,
1 Laundry Bag
Specialty Coffee Per Day ❌ 0 1 2
Complimentary Bar Tab Credit ❌ $0 ❌ $0 $100
Priority Boarding at Embarkation ❌ No ❌ No ✅ Yes
Unlimited Premium WiFi ❌ No ❌ No ✅ Yes

Sailing Club Status Match (First Sailing)

Virgin Voyages extends an invitation to new sailors with loyalty status from various cruise and travel brands to participate in the Sailing Club Status Match initiative.

Eligible sailors who provide proof of their loyalty status in other programs, alongside a confirmed booking with Virgin Voyages, will receive Sailing Club membership along with Blue Extras privileges.

Sailors opting for the Status Match enrollment will enjoy Blue Extras benefits during their inaugural voyage and persist in receiving them until they attain Deep Blue Extras on their fifth voyage.

Match on Virgin Voyages Website

Matching Brands

Loyalty Program

Membership Tier

Azamara Circle

Explorer, Discoverer, Discover Plus, Discover Platinum

Carnival VIFP Club

Platinum, Diamond

Celebrity Cruises Captain’s Club

Eilte, Elite Plus, Zenith

Disney Castaway

Silver, Gold, Platinum, Pearl

Holland America Mariner Society

3-Star, 4-Star, 5-Star

Norwegian Cruise Line Latitudes Rewards

Platinum, Sapphire, DIamond, Ambassador

Oceania Club

Gold, Platinum, Diamond, President’s Circle

P&O Peninsular Club

Mediterranean Tier, Caribbean Tier, Baltic Tier, Ligurian Tier

Princess Captain’s Circle

Platinum, Elite

Royal Caribbean Crown & Anchor Society

Diamond, Diamond Plus, Pinnacle Club

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club

Gold

Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer

Gold, Platinum, Beyond

Windstar Yacht Club

One Star, Two Star, Three Star, Four Star

Note: Loyalty Eligibility and Exceptions

While the Sailing Club loyalty scheme offers these great benefits, it’s important to note that cruises that are booked with access keys (either gifted cruises, casino comp cruises or those bought with interline, airmails or points), reduced voyages priced at $100 or less per night, and certain other types of bookings do not earn loyalty benefits. Some bookings may continue to receive benefits previously earned.

Side note: There is technically a step above the Sailing Club, it’s called Club 485C which is an exclusive club of 99 sailors and Richard Branson.

About the author

Co-Founder and Director. David has a background in web design and development and writes travel content, vacation guides and tips about Virgin Voyages.

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30 Comments

  1. Elizabeth Flechas says:

    We submitted our status on April 11 we leave tomorrow April 17 on scarlet lady and have not received update
    We are platinum on Disney I called today and still pending

    1. Rob Sammons says:

      There’s likely a lot of submissions with the new program

  2. Gilbert Beauchamp says:

    I had a status match before December 23 and I travelled this March 2024. I now have a cruise booked for March 2025. Will I get the deep blue extras ? I read those will be extended to the end of 2025. Is that correct?

    1. Rob Sammons says:

      Hi Gilbert, that is correct Deep Blue Extras is now on every sailing till December 31st 2025.

  3. Jane Bache says:

    We received DBE Extras last year when we booked our cruise for Dec 2023 receiving benefits because of our loyalty with Princess Elite.

    We’ve booked 5b2b cruises for December 24 whilst onboard before Dec 31st 23 so I’m assuming we will receive the loyalty match DB extras getting in before it was cancelled

    1. VV Insider says:

      Hi Jane, you’ll receive Deep Blue Extras on any sailing that sets sail up to December 31st this year

  4. Claire Reid says:

    Hello, we’ve cruised twice with virgin – once in 2022 and once in 2023. Can we just book any cruise in 2024 to get the DBEs?

    1. VV Insider says:

      Hi Claire, that’s correct you’ll be automatically qualified as long as you had two voyages that qualify (i.e no access key, reduced rate etc). If it doesn’t show then contact Virgin Voyages.

  5. Patricia Lynn Ladd says:

    I am Diamond with MSC. How do I input that for My Virgin cruise?

    1. VV Insider says:

      The status matching program offered by Virgin Voyages has come to an end. Stay tuned for updates as there is hope Virgin Voyages may offer this again in the future.

    2. Scott Taylor says:

      MSC is no longer part of Status Match for Virgin.

  6. Pammy says:

    How do I join the sailing club loyalty program? Is it automatic?

    1. VV Insider says:

      Everyone is automatically in the sailing club but as of now there is no way to qualify for any benefits associated with it, we are awaiting new information from Virgin Voyages in the next few months.

  7. Jen says:

    Hi, we have just sailed on a cruise we purchased on board when we had dinner on RL in December 23. It had an access code but was well over $100 per night, was not gifted, casino etc, or using points. It also wasn’t as generous as the current offer ending this month. Probably unfair to say it doesn’t qualify in our opinion.

    1. VV Insider says:

      Hi Jen, this sailing would qualify as long as you had 2 sailings by end of 2023.

  8. Harald Haldane says:

    Elite with Princess, Platinum with Cunard and 3 stars with Holland America. I understand that Virgin has stopped matching, but I am sure they are aware that frequent cruisers like my wife and I look at the benefits before committing to future cruises. I hope that they consider this in any future developments as it can cost them many customers, us included. Currently booked on B2B2B cruises with Resilient Lady. Booking made September 13, 2023, and matching denied.

    1. VV Insider says:

      Very true Harald and we’d expect to see some sort of matching system in play when the new Sailing Club launches this year

  9. Margaret Clark and Sandra james says:

    I am platinum with princess as is my room mate

    1. VV Insider says:

      You can no longer match into Virgin Voyages Sailing Club

  10. Shirley Paradise says:

    I’m Diamond level with Royal Caribbean since 18 November 2023 Crown and Anchor number 363056766. Sailing on Virgin Resilient Lady on 19 February 2024. I wish to apply for a match of loyalty to Virgin’s Deep Blue Extras please. Cheers

    1. VV Insider says:

      Hi Shirley, Virgin Voyages has stopped matching at this time. Deep Blue Extras can no longer be earned as of December 31st 2023. We’re anticipating details on the new club this month.

  11. Renee says:

    I have Delta gold stays and the Amex reserve card. Does this qualify me for any kind of status or loyalty on vv? I sailed in 2022, but paid in full for it in 2021. I was supposed to sail again in 2923 but cruise was cancelled… We are finally sailing again in 2024

    1. VV Insider says:

      A popular way of converting other loyalty programs to Virgin’s is to status match with MSC first – if you search you should be able to find the form that will let you do this.
      Once you have your MSC status confirmed you should then be able to port that over to Virgin Voyages.

      1. Gail Robinson says:

        Msc isn’t on the matching scheme so this won’t work. I’m diamond msc member and cruised 11 times to get to this level. But I can’t get status match with virgin

        1. Rob Sammons says:

          MSC were on the match scheme until December 31st 2023

  12. DEBRA ANNE OTTWAY says:

    both husband and wife secured match and sea more status. We both got $100 bar tab. do we both get the $10 coffee per day? do we both get a laundry bag etc.
    we are in the same cabin

    1. VV Insider says:

      Good question! Laundry is per cabin and coffee is per cabin. The Bar Tab credit is supposed to be per cabin but on recent sailings we’ve noticed this being applied to each sailor but this may be an administrative error.

  13. Josephine Roberts says:

    Hi There, it will be my first cruise with Virgin in November 2024 .can you become a loyalty member, if you are a f/f member with Virgin? Is it necessary to provide this info to my cruise organisation.regards Josephine

    1. david says:

      As far as we’re aware, you can’t directly transfer loyalty from airline schemes to Virgin Voyages Sailing Club – you can however transfer airline loyalty to MSC’s cruise loyalty scheme and then use that to transfer to Virgin. It might be a little cumbersome but worth the effort for all the great perks!

    2. Tyler says:

      Yes! I got Deep Blue Extras after matching Virgin Voyages with my Virgin Australia Gold status.

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