Destinations Apr 10, 2024

Level up your spring break in 2024 with a Virgin Voyages cruise.

Spring break isn’t just for the kids. We’ve got the best adult-only spring break party at sea.

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It’s time to think outside the box for spring break. Sure, heading to Daytona Beach or Cancun are classics, but just think about how much more fun you could have on an epic spring break cruise – either solo or with friends – to one of the Caribbean’s most beautiful beaches. Our spring break cruises are the perfect way to have a blast with like-minded adults, while avoiding the spring break crowds that plague many popular destinations (though since we do sail from Miami, you can get a taste of the crowds if you wish). And with up to 80% off your second Sailor during our special April promo, booking now is ideal for budget-conscious travelers. 

If you’re looking for some unique spring break inspo this year, let us help.

Bimini, Bahamas Virgin Voyages

Top 5 spring break beach destinations

We’ve got plenty of gorgeous beach getaways on tap so you can start April in style. From pool parties at Bimini, our exclusive beach club in the Bahamas, to wandering the colorful streets of Old San Juan and chowing down on mofongo, these are the best cruise destinations to spend spring break this year. 

1. Bimini, Bahamas

Virgin Voyages’ Beach Club at Bimini is the ideal spring break destination for adults. The only tough decision you’ll have to make here is whether to spend the day lounging by the pool, posting up in a private cabana, or hitting the beach and finally cracking into that book. Oh, or going scuba diving, swimming with stingrays, or jet skiing on one of our Shore Things.

2. Cozumel (Playa del Carmen), Mexico

You don’t have to brave the Cancun crowds to have a solid spring break in Mexico. Choose between either Cozumel or Playa del Carmen on our Riviera Maya voyage, and spend the trip exploring ancient Mayan ruins, tasting mezcal, and relaxing on white sand beaches.

3. San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan is the perfect blend of culture, natural beauty, and nightlife, making it an ideal stop on your spring break trip. Wander the cobblestone streets lined with colorful houses, explore the fortress of Castillo San Felipe del Morro, or even take an excursion to the nearby rainforest. With a late-night stay in San Juan on our Eastern Caribbean Antilles voyage, you can even indulge in Old San Juan’s late-night revelry at a traditional salsa bar.

4. Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Perhaps the best spring break destination for beach lovers, the silver coast of Puerto Plata is known for its white sand beaches, stunning mountains, and colorful cityscape. From Cofresi Beach and Playa Costambar to Playa La Ballena and Playa el Viejo, you won’t be starved for places to catch a tan.

5. Key West, United States

Sometimes you don’t need a weeklong getaway to the far-flung corners of the Caribbean – all it takes is a quick jaunt to Key West to rejuvenate your spirit after a long winter. From its famous Duval Street parties to incredible sunsets and delicious Bahamian, Cuban, and African American cuisine, it shouldn’t take much convincing to get the crew to agree on a Key West spring break getaway.

The Dock at Virgin Voyages

What to expect on an adults-only spring break cruise

What makes Virgin Voyages such a perfect option for spring break? Well, it’s the world’s only adults-only cruise line. That means everyone on board is looking for a good time while avoiding the spring break crowds of college kids, and of course, the actual kids that plague the pool decks of many other cruise line cruise ships. 

Everything onboard is designed to elevate the traditional cruise experience, from our yacht-inspired cabins to our nightclub modeled after a 1970s New York club experience. Enjoy a steamy hot tub session on our pool deck or in the Redemption Spa, indulge in Michelin chef-curated cuisine at one of our 20+ onboard included eateries, and perhaps most importantly, indulge in craft cocktails at bars like The Red Bar, On the Rocks, and The Dock.

5 tips for planning a successful spring break trip

Taking a spring break cruise is the easy part. Planning can get a little trickier, especially if you’re not a seasoned spring breaker. Here are some tips for planning your epic cruise vacation

  1. Plan Ahead - It sounds obvious, but make sure you have all your ducks in a row before you book. Figure out your ideal spring break crew, decide how long you want to travel for, and book with confidence. Plus, when you prepay your Bar Tab in April, you get extra money to use on drinks. 
  2. Research and Choose a Spring Break Destination - It sounds surprising coming from a cruise line company, but your vacation isn’t all about the ship. The ports you visit will define what kind of trip you have. So whether you want a tropical Caribbean island vacation or a glitzy Mediterranean jaunt complete with wine tasting and medieval architecture, choose wisely.  
  3. Avoid the Crowds - Places like Cancun, Daytona Beach, and Miami are classic spring break destinations, but those destinations are as much about navigating crowds as they are about having fun. Let us bring you on a more sophisticated, adult-only voyage to some less-traveled spring break destinations, where you can actually have space to breathe, relax, and be yourself.
  4. Travel with Friends - Split the costs - Spring break is the perfect time to take advantage of our cruise deals, which are even more lucrative when you sail as a group. With up to 80% off your second Sailor, it makes too much sense to not travel with friends. 
  5. Book Early & Save - Booking a cruise early has its benefits. Not only can you take advantage of extra savings when you book in advance – as well as extra Bar Tab money by prepaying – you also have the option of booking early and paying later, for ultimate financial flexibility.

Booking a spring break cruise is a no brainer

If you’re still scratching your head over what to do for spring break this year, an adult-only cruise is the answer. It’s a less crowded, more sophisticated, and more fun alternative to the tired spring break vacations you’ve probably considered (or taken) before. And with our cruise deals making it more attractive than ever to sail with friends, spending your spring break with Virgin Voyages is a no brainer. 

Let’s plan your spring break beach vacation.

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