Day 6 (Part 2)
We relax and soak up the sun around the open air pool on deck 15 while using the free wifi to research Ibiza nightlife.
Pacha is based near the port so is one of the easiest clubs to enjoy when on a cruise but the Old Town has many restaurants and bars and with buses to other night spots there’s numerous options to explore.
Heading down to deck 5 we head to the Virgin Voyages spacious spa. The Thermal Suite Pass (US$39 port days, $US69 sea days) gives you three hours’ access to a dry sauna, wet room, mud room, hot tub and ice cold plunge baths while treatments are extra.
It’s one of the few things that isn’t included in the all-inclusive cruise but it’s definitely worth it and we opt for a full body massage.
At around 4:30pm we head to the Opa Hour, a Greek meze eatery with sharing plates and light bites, before docking in Ibiza.
As many boutiques stay open to midnight we head out shopping while others take advantage of a package and are bussed to Playa d’en Bossa to see David Guetta and MORTEN perform ‘Future Rave’ at Hi Ibiza.
It’s a colossal evening – what a privilege to be in Ibiza for just one night and yet still be able to see one of the best DJs on the planet!
We wake to the smell of coffee and order an extra shot.
Some consultants are sleeping having returned to the ship at dawn, others are leaving the ship to head to the beach or wander Old Town’s labyrinth of charming cobbled streets, easily explored on foot.
Navigate your way uphill through steep narrow alleys through the citadel’s Renaissance fortifications and you’ll eventually arrive at an incredible ancient fortress where you can enjoy incredible views high in the ramparts.
We turn a corner and stumble upon the Nativity of John the Baptist in full swing then discover some quaint little shops to buy souvenirs and gifts.
All too soon it’s time to reboard the ship which set sail for Barcelona at 6pm. We enjoy some ‘sail away’ drinks at the back of the ship at the Athletics Club bar feeling a little jaded before heading to our favourite restaurant, Test Kitchen, one last time.
We’ve seen six incredible destinations and had time to explore every inch of Valiant Lady.
Like many of the passengers onboard, we’re now huge fans of Virgin Voyages and would happily repeat the experience again. Check out part five, four, three, two and one of our Seminar at Sea journey in case you are tempted to join us on our next one!
As this is a company cruise we have no idea which ship will host our next Seminar at Sea. But if you become a travel consultant with us, who knows, you could find out (and meet us) in person.