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Celebrate President’s Day with an epic cruise.

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President’s Day may celebrate George Washington’s birthday, but that doesn’t mean you can’t save some celebrating for yourself. If the country’s most famous founding father were alive today, he’d probably be celebrating this weekend, too, with chants of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” (you know, with a few upgrades and adjustments of 2024 modernity). Well, what makes people feel more alive, freer, and happier, than taking a cruise? We’re not saying the Declaration of Independence was — among many other things — just about giving the colonists the eventual freedom to take cruise vacations, but ultimately, it kinda turned out that way, didn’t it? So make the most of your upcoming day off by booking yourself a President’s Day vacation, and pursuing happiness in style. 

Top 10 reasons to travel for Presidents' Day Weekend 

The best thing about President’s Day (besides, of course, reflecting on the lives and significance of all the US presidents)? Vacation time. Put it to good use by treating yourself to a much-deserved holiday. Here are 10 reasons why you should plan a cruise over President’s Day Weekend.

1. Escape the Daily Routine.

Same is boring. Break free of your tedious routine and set sail for a new adventure – whether that adventure means quality r&r time in our Redemption Spa, exploring multiple new ports, or dancing the night away with new friends.

2. Experiences & Lasting Memories.

Travel almost always means new experiences, new people, and new landscapes. Couple that with breathtaking days at sea, watching sunrises and sunsets, it’s impossible not to make new and lasting memories.

3. Romance & Love.

Gone are the days of the traditional “Love Boat” cruise, but Virgin is bringing a new, more modern spice to romance at sea. From our couples spa treatments and date nights at Michelin-starred restaurants to cabin mood lighting, there’s no better place than a Virgin ship to celebrate your love.

4. Selfcare & Wellness.

Going on vacation doesn’t have to mean abandoning your health routine. Keep your wellness in check, or kickstart your wellness journey, with our onboard group fitness classes, yoga, gym, and running track.

5. Celebrations.

Got something to celebrate besides President’s Day? Perfect. Whether it’s marking a milestone birthday with some Korean BBQ action, or celebrating a bachelorette party at our nightclub and karaoke lounge, we’ve got your festivities covered.

6. Bring and Meet New Friends.

Traveling solo? Traveling with friends but looking to meet new ones? With onboard meetups for solo sailors, bar crawls, communal drinking games in our Gunbae restaurant, and more, our cruises are the perfect way to broaden your social horizons.

7. Relaxation.

The whole point of a vacation is to relax, right? We get it. That’s why we installed hammocks on every cabin balcony, and have plenty of pools and jacuzzis throughout the ship for Sailors to embrace their inner sloth. 

8. Adventure.

Our Shore Things are designed to get you out and exploring ports. Go ziplining through the jungle in Roatan. Take a wine-tasting tour of the vineyards in the French countryside. See the wildlife of Tasmania. We’re always thinking of new ways to give our Sailors an exhilarating land experience.

9. Explore.

The best part about cruising in general is the lack of decision paralysis. You don’t have to decide on a single destination for your trip. Whether it’s two ports or over 10, you can look forward to checking multiple new places off your list, and diving into new cuisines, architecture, landscapes, and experiences.

10. Learn Different Cultures.

No other form of travel allows you to see as many different cultures, in such a short period of time, as a cruise. On a one-week voyage you might stop at four or five ports, each with its own unique traditions, culinary style, and language.

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Travel itineraries & destinations for Presidents’ Day Weekend

If you’re not sure where to start (it’s a big world out there), we’ve got a few voyages taking place around President’s Day Weekend that would be the ideal way to take advantage of the holiday – especially if you’re itching for a tropical getaway.

Southeastern Caribbean Isles, 7 Night Cruise

Our 7-night Southeastern Caribbean Isles voyage sets sail from San Juan to some of the Caribbean’s most stunning islands, including Tortola, Pointe-a-Pitre, Bridgetown, Castries, and St. John's. See some of the Caribbean’s most diverse landscapes and be introduced to a range of welcoming cultures. 

Dominican Daze, 5 Night Cruises

A shorter Caribbean jaunt, this 5-night cruise from Miami is the perfect way to take advantage of a long weekend and dip your toes in the Caribbean. Dominican Daze sails from Miami to the Dominican Republic, and then to our exclusive Beach Club in Bimini, Bahamas – so get your dose of jungle exploration and luxe beach club life all on the same trip. 

Sunsets in the Lesser Antilles, 7 Night Cruise

The Southern Caribbean is calling on this 7-night voyage from San Juan. On Sunsets in the Lesser Antilles, visit Aruba, Curaçao, Martinique, and St. Kitts & Nevis, and true to its name, a late stay in Aruba means you can end the day on shore with a sunset cocktail.

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Presidents’ Day cruise deal offers & packages

In case you need a more solid excuse to book besides “It’s President’s Day and I have Monday off,” our Presidents' Day cruise deals and special packages make it a no brainer. 

Limited Time Offer - 65% Off 2nd Sailor + Free Drinks, Ends 2/29

Our limited-time offer, bookable through February 29th, gives you 65% off your second Sailor, and up to $500 in premium drinks per cabin, depending on the length of your sailing. The offer is eligible on voyages through November 2nd, 2025.

Fair & Flexible Cruise Package

Our Fair & Flexible Fares are designed to give you as much bang for your buck as possible. There are no hidden costs or extra fees for basic services. On every voyage, you get over $1,000 in value, including access to premium dining at our 20+ eateries, group fitness classes, WiFi, gratuities, a soda and drinks package, and award-winning entertainment.

Add a Splash of Romance

Celebrating romance? Whether it’s an anniversary, Valentine’s Day trip, or just a really impulsive third date, let us make the occasion even more special with our Splash of Romance package. You’ll get priority boarding, curated daily cold-pressed juices, two 3-hour thermal spa passes, champagne, small bites, and more, elevating your voyage with a layer of sultry sophistication.

Add a Splash for Your Bash

Perfect for bachelorettes, birthdays, and other celebrations, adding a Splash for Your Bash takes the party to the next level. You’ll get bottomless brunch at The Wake or Razzle Dazzle, and a dinner party with a selection of curated beverages and desserts – available for parties from two to nine cabins. 

Book Now. Pay Later.

Booking a cruise should be fun and exciting, not stressful. That’s why we offer 0% APR with no money required at the time of booking, and a flexible monthly payment plan so you can pay at your own pace. 


Book now & take advantage of Presidents’ Day cruise deals 

Whether you’re only taking a couple PTO days for a short hop to the Caribbean, or really taking advantage of the long weekend for a weeklong voyage, don’t let this President’s Day go to waste. If George Washington could celebrate his own birthday, we like to think he’d do it with a Splash for Your Bash, and ever the shrewd dealmaker, he’d certainly  take advantage of our special President’s Day offers.

Let’s plan your Presidents’ Day getaway.

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