In association with: Virgin Voyages
Help your Sailors enjoy onboard credit with Virgin Voyages’ Sail with Friends programme
If your clients have missed out on holidaying with friends these past few years, they can explore some of the most exciting destinations across Europe on board Valiant Lady, from Ibiza and Sardinia to Barcelona and Marseille, on a selection of Mediterranean itineraries.
And Virgin Voyages’ Sail with Friends programme means even more chances to earn commission. If your Sailors book a cruise and get their friends to book through you too, they’ll be awarded $200 onboard credit per cabin. And the referred cabin will also receive the same, so they can enjoy spending it together.
Customers can even bag up to $3,200 in credit if they secure 16 cabins. Terms and conditions apply, but hurry, this deal will end on June 30.
Sailors can take their pick from dozens of shore excursions across several Med destinations. Here, we highlight some of the top foodie experiences.
Five of the best foodie shore excursions in the Med
1. Prepare and cook a meal in Tuscany
Where: Marina di Carrara, Italy
This three-hour excursion is a real treat for foodies looking for a farm-to-table experience as they will assist a Tuscan chef in picking ingredients from the garden before preparing a pasta-based meal.
2. Learn new cooking skills
Where: Barcelona, Spain
Guests can take inspiration from a tour of the city’s medieval El Borne district before heading to a cooking lab to put their own spin on a dish. Their creation will then be pitted against others’ in a tapas-making competition, with votes cast for the best.
3. Sample Sardinian wine
Where: Cagliari, Sardinia
Spend time at family-operated Ferruccio Deiana Winery, where guests will get to explore the vineyards before indulging in a wine-pairing experience, sampling some of the produce with local delicacies.
4. Blend and bottle your own liqueur
Where: Ibiza, Spain
Guests will start this experience by picking ingredients, such as oregano, rosemary, chamomile and juniper, that they would like to blend in their own custom-made bottle of hierbas, a Balearic liqueur. They will blend, bottle and seal it, ready to take home.
5. Combine wine with chocolate
Where: Marseille, France
This trip gives guests the chance to sample world-famous Rhône wines in the town of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Those with a sweet tooth will also love the chocolate‑making experience that follows, together with a guided tour of Avignon.
PICTURES: Virgin Voyages/Melanie Acevedo