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Behind the Scenes – Ship Tour

Take a step behind the inner workings of Virgin Voyages through their 2.5 hour Behind the Scenes ship tour visiting the bridge and more.

Behind the Scenes - Ship Tour on Virgin Voyages cruise ships
Behind the Scenes - Ship Tour on Virgin Voyages cruise ships © Photo by VV Insider

Behind the Scenes Ship Tour: An Exclusive Look into Virgin Voyages Operations

Take a step behind the inner workings of Virgin Voyages through their Behind the Scenes ship tour. This exclusive experience offers an insider’s perspective into the inner workings of the cruise ship, providing access to areas typically off-limits to passengers. Led by knowledgeable crew members, this 2.5-hour tour promises an unforgettable journey filled with insights and surprises.

What to Expect

Get exclusive access to areas reserved for the ship’s crew, offering a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes operations of Virgin Voyages.

Interact with crew members, ask questions, and learn about the creeds that guide their work, gaining a deeper understanding of the ship’s inner workings. Explore hidden corners of the ship that most passengers never get to see, uncovering mysteries and surprises along the way. From the laundry rooms to the control room and even the bridge, sailors will delve into the heart of the ship’s operations.

Conclude the tour with a complimentary glass of champagne at the Sip Lounge, along with a lanyard and a thermo cup as souvenirs of your experience.

360 View of the bridge during behind the scenes tour looking out to sea
Visit the Bridge on the Behind the Scenes tour© Photo by VV Insider

Behind the Scenes Timing & Important Information

The Behind the Scenes – Ship Tour lasts approximately 2.5 hours typically starting at 9:00am. With it offering a comprehensive exploration of the ship’s operations sailors must wear closed-toe shoes for safety reasons. As this is also a look behind the curtain you won’t be able to take pictures in certain sections of the ship.

You can book this event directly on board and can use Sailor Loot. Space on this exclusive tour is very limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the tour may not be suitable for all passengers, particularly those with accessibility needs. Sailors requiring accommodations should contact Sailor Services before booking for assistance.

Additional Offerings on Longer Voyages

On longer voyages lasting 7 nights or more, an exclusive Bridge Tour may also be available. This smaller version of the Behind the Scenes tour will only visit the Bridge. It comes at a reduced fee of approximately $99 for those who are just interested in this aspect.


The Behind the Scenes – Ship Tour is a must-do experience for anyone curious about the inner workings of Virgin Voyages cruise ships. Experience the ultimate journey with exclusive access to behind-the-scenes areas, coupled with informative sessions led by crew members. Don’t miss your chance to uncover the secrets of the high seas with Virgin Voyages.

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  1. Blair says:

    How many spots are available for the tour? And is it only offered one time per cruise?

    1. VV Insider says:

      Hi Blair it’s typically only offered on the longer sailings so the amount of times offered will also vary. Tour size is around 20

  2. Marg Beith says:

    Will the people who board earlier maybe take up all the spots? My husband would love to do this tour.

    1. VV Insider says:

      Hi Marg as booking events opens when people board it is possible but the high price tag usually means that it doesn’t sell out till later in the cruise 🙂

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