Discover the world's most captivating coastal cities and azure waters with Virgin Voyages. A painting of the sky and a wave rolling in the distance. Sunset island hopping and secluded beach clubs. Never-ending nights and meditative mornings. There's a path, port, and plan for everyone's wanderlust, with late stays and overnights included in each itinerary.
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Ships operated by Virgin Voyages depart from many ports around the world. Several world-class cities offer departures, such as Athens, Dubai, Melbourne, Miami, Lisbon, and Portsmouth. Other departure ports you may find include San Juan, Ijmuiden, Auckland, and Barcelona.
It doesn’t matter from where you take your Virgin Voyages cruise, you’ll always have intimate scene, beautiful city, and an unforgettable and totally unique small-ship experience. Below are some top Virgin Voyages Cruise ports.
Athens, the city considered the cradle of Western Civilization, is accessible from Piraeus, the port where cruise ships dock. Athens created democracy as we know it today. In spite of its past accomplishments, Athens continues to modernize and become more approachable to cruisers. The city's past is alive and well thanks to an improved public transportation system and 10 miles of pedestrian-only streets.
Best Time to Visit: June to September
Due to its large sailing popularity, it is known as the “City of Sails.” It is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. Auckland lies between the twin harbors of Waitemata and Manukau and is surrounded by volcanic hills. A unique feature of Auckland is that it harbors two major bodies of water. Taking a cruise to Auckland is a great way to discover the many different cultural influences spread throughout this vibrant city.
Best Time to Visit: December through February
A list of incredible destinations will leave you in awe, not to mention the best and biggest cruise ships in the industry at the Port of Miami. You can find a wide variety of fashion, music, cuisine, and sports when you leave from the Port of Miami for your cruise vacation. Miami is one of the most popular places to live in America, so you'll have a taste of the tropical weather you'll experience while on your cruise.
Best Time to Visit: End of February to Early May
The growing popularity of Barcelona cruises has resulted in even more options. The Gothic Quarter is perhaps the city's most fascinating architectural feature. In Catalonia, Barcelona is based, so many residents speak Catalan. There is a difference between Catalan culture and most of Spain in the food. The menu is almost always dominated by pork and Serrano ham, which are not as popular as tapas elsewhere. We can help you plan a cruise to Barcelona, Spain.
Best Time to Visit: Between April to July
The perfect weather makes Melbourne ideal for a wide range of activities. Mornings and nights in Melbourne are cold, but the temperature rises as the day go on. There are many art galleries, film festivals, live music venues, and beautiful restaurants in Melbourne, known as the cultural capital of Australia. The Australian Open, one of the four famous Grand Slam tennis tournaments, is a must-see if you are in Melbourne in January.
Best Time to Visit: May and September to October