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virgin voyages status match program

We are HUGE fans of Virgin Voyages; they are the industry disruptor that is so far ahead in many ways that the legacy cruise lines simply don't understand why folks like myself are willing to spend more money for a more seamless, fun experience that is something different than just being "more luxury." Today, they have unveiled one of their best promotions yet - a status match that works not just with other cruise lines but also hotel and airline partners. For instance, for me as a Hilton Diamond and Mariott Bonvoy Platinum member, I can now gain access to perks including free specialty coffee, laundry service, etc. 

This program appears to be limited to matching with their second-level loyalty program, Blue Extras, but that comes with some great benefits normally reserved for guests embarking on their 3rd voyage. This includes one Specialty Coffee per day, access to an exclusive cocktail event, 1 bag of free laundry, and some other fun perks, too.

There is also a 3rd level, Deep Blue Extras, that includes 2 Specialty Coffees, a $100 Bar Tab Credit, Unlimited Premium Wifi (all sailors get standard free wifi), Priority Boarding and 2 pressed items, 1 specialty item cleaned, and 1 bag of laundry service. However, that does not appear to be eligible for this status match.

Applicable Loyalty Programs

The list of applicable loyalty programs for the Virgin Voyages status match is pretty impressive and includes the following hotel and airline loyalty programs ...

  • United MileagePlus
  • American Airlines AAdvantage
  • Delta SkyMiles
  • Southwest Rapid Rewards
  • Frontier Miles
  • JetBlue TrueBlue
  • Marriott Bonvoy
  • Hilton Honors
  • World of Hyatt
  • Choice Privileges
  • IHG One Rewards 
  • Wyndham Rewards
  • Radisson Rewards
  • Best Western Rewards

How To Get Your Virgin Voyages Status Match 

You probably thought that there was going to be a catch for a program this good ... and there is (sorry!) ...

The Virgin Voyages status match offer will run today (April 24) through Friday, April 26. Virgin Voyages will open up its Sailing Club Status Match to honor other airline and hotel loyalty programs. Travel loyalists part of Marriott Bonvoy, American Airlines AAdvantage, Delta SkyMiles, and Hilton Honors (among many others) will gain access to Virgin Voyages' "Blue Extras," with things like one free bag of laundry, specialty coffee, access to an exclusive cocktail event and more. 

Typically this Status Match program only applies to other cruise loyalty programs such as Carnival's VFIP and Royal Caribbean's Crown and Anchor Society, but now, avid travelers can jump the line and get some perks that they would normally have to earn by sailing at least three cruises to get.

Contact Your Travel Advisor To Book Your Cruise

To take advantage of this, contact your travel advisor - We recommend calling: Heather Hills: 630-779-9302 so she can help you with full details.

Heather will be able to help you book one of the select voyages during Virgin Voyage's Sail & Save promo (April 24-26), with voyages starting at $99 per Sailor per night. Then you'll need to submit proof of you travel loyalty program by April 26th. And that's it!

Blue Extra Perks will be granted on the first voyage.

If you need more details on the Virgin Voyages Sailing Club, swim over to this page