The return of Eat & Drink Festival
Three ships, two months, one epic experience. This August and September, see what earned us the Cruise Critic Cruisers Choice Award for Best Dining.
Pick up where you left off…
Your vacation awaits — don’t let these voyages sail away.
Bites With Flair
Throughout Eat & Drink Festival, we’re treating Sailors to an amuse-bouche before every meal in each of our onboard restaurants. Small mouthfuls with big character, these petite pre-meal bites showcase the passion and artistry of the renowned chefs who created our menus. Developed specially for Virgin Voyages by our fabulous roster of Michelin-starred talent, these are dishes you don’t want to miss.
Wet Your Whistle
Seven Seas Sippers
Embark on a cocktail treasure hunt — map included — and discover unique flavors from around the world. Featuring a range of tantalizing drinks spread across seven onboard bars, Seven Seas Sippers is an elevated bar crawl exclusive to Eat & Drink Festival. Follow the map to explore each watering hole, use your Eat & Drink Bar Tab to discover 7 distinct cocktails (or mocktails), and collect all Seven Seas Sippers stamps to earn a shot at claiming a secret treasure.
A Stylish Sampler
Taste of the Galley
Let your inner Epicurean run wild in The Galley, the chic food hall we dreamed up in defiance of the traditional cruise buffet. Every evening during Eat & Drink Festival, The Galley transforms into a gastronomic showcase featuring selections from around the world. Savor rich and diverse offerings, created by chefs from our exclusive culinary collective and brought to life by the talented onboard team. This dynamic culinary experience is only available during our August & September sailings.
Spotlight on Chef Eric Kim Haugen
Razzle Dazzle By Night
Food Network’s Chef Eric Kim Haugen devised a genius New American dinner menu that appeals to vegetarians and meat lovers alike. The result? Bold reinterpretations of some of America’s favorite dishes, presented alongside drinks developed by Miami’s buzzy Cocktail Cartel Co.
Dinner for Two and Wine Pairing at The Wake
Indulge in a four-course dinner at our onboard steakhouse The Wake, and celebrate the last ebbs of summer with a tasting menu designed exclusively for our Eat & Drink Festival by Michelin-starred Chef Brad Farmerie. A label from our Wine Spectator Awards-winning wine list is paired with each course.
Pay Homage to a Simple & Sophisticated Cocktail
Path of the Negroni
The Negroni’s elegance lies in its smooth, even blend of Campari, sweet vermouth, and gin. An Italian classic, the drink has enamored bartenders worldwide and inspired variations known as the "Negroni Family Tree.” Come learn its branches in this combined class and tasting event.
Indulgence Can Be Healthy, Too
Join The Balancer, our fitness-focused cast member, on a multi-stop workout slash juice bar crawl across the ship. Recover with healthy beverages and mingle during activity breaks to promote healthy living. Complete the circuit and you might score a naughty bev to celebrate your accomplishment.
Recent awards and recognition that make us blush
We just took home all Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards in the large ship category for this year — making us the first brand in history to do so.
Golden views with the most 5-star cruise reviews
With the most 5-star reviews on Tripadvisor, check out what Sailors are loving about sailing aboard our lady ships.
What an amazing cruise concept!
"We loved the ship and everything about it. We tried all the restaurants and it is difficult to select one as a favorite - as all had exciting menus and sooooo good food - freshly made of high-quality ingredients."
Virgin delivers cruising as only Virgin can
"This cruise was literally the best vacation we ever went on. Our cabin was spacious and the crew was amazing. The shows were unique and entertaining. The drinks were delicious and it was awesome every bar had different main cocktails so you could try new things. I highly recommend it!"
What a great time!
"This was my first cruise, and what an amazing time it was! The crew was amazing. The food was amazing! I love the places scattered around the ship to eat. Especially The Galley. Great vibe onboard. You can do as much or as little as you want to."
10/10 would recommend
"Overall everything was an amazing experience; the staff always made sure we were good and super helpful. I would recommend anyone to this cruise line over any other one. I think that you are definitely getting your money’s worth in value, in every aspect of the meaning."