The New Year is fast approaching and with 2015 holidays on everyone’s minds, here’s 9 Virgin Holidays tempting travel ‘money can buy’ experiences to help inspire next year’s incredible getaways!

Sheraton Universal Resort

Get fast and furious in Los Angeles if you want to get your pulses racing, then head to Universal Studios Hollywood to experience their newest heart-pounding ride. Based on the Global Blockbuster Film Franchise “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” the ride will take guests on a high speed, 3D-HD thrill ride through the underground world of fast cars. Opening in the Summer, it’s not one to miss out on if you love a turbo charged experience.  Prices start from £1,129pp, for seven nights at the 4V Sheraton Universal Resort.

Painting the town red, Virgin Hotel opens in Chicago – opening in the New Year, it’s going to be one of the most stylish hotels around and promises not to annoy you with those hidden extra charges you might find in other hotels. Don’t be expected to be taken to your room once you’ve checked in – you’ll be staying in a ‘Chamber’, an innovative design that combines a hallway, closet, and bathroom into one luxurious Dressing Room area. Prices start from £769pp, for seven nights at the Virgin Hotel.

Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Orlando birthday celebrations – after opening its doors in June 1990 Universal Studios is hitting a silver milestone next year and Universal Orlando Resort will be treating visitors to a host of top secret events to celebrate 25 fun filled years! Merlin continue to make their mark in the sunshine state and will be unveiling the Orlando Eye in the Spring where guests can take in the magnificent 360degree views of the City from inside the tranquility of a glass capsule. Prices start from £1,295pp, for seven nights at the 3V+ Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort.

Ships a-hoy with high-tech cruising – Royal Caribbean are introducing ‘Anthem of the Seas’ next April to the waters. Like its sister Quantum of the Seas, this high-tech ship is the ultimate to cruise for the modern traveler. Based in New Jersey in the winter months, cruisers can make the most of the cool sights of Jersey City before setting sail for a selection of Caribbean islands. Prices start from £1,599pp, for a 10 Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise.

Executive Hotel Pacific

Get steamy in Seattle with a 50 Shades of Grey inspired getaway – it’s the most hotly anticipated film of 2015 with its Valentines release date, so spend a romantic weekend away in the city Ana and Christian’s love story is based. Relive iconic scenes from the book by taking your own ‘Tango Charlie’ helicopter ride, followed by a tour of the city in an Audi R8 and top it off by popping open a bottle of Bollinger Rose in one of the cities exclusive restaurants; Mr Grey would certainly approve. Prices start from £995pp, for four nights at the 3V+ Executive Hotel Pacific.

The hottest bike ride around only available twice a year due to extreme weather conditions, this four day Death Valley Cycle tour will give you a unique Las Vegas experience with memories that will last a lifetime. You’ll visit millionaire’s ‘Scotty’s Castle’ and take on Badwater Basin to reach ‘Artist’s Palette’; with 6,533feet of climbing, the challenge will be tough, but the views of awe-inspiring sun sets and rolling hills will be more than worth it. Prices start from £1,499pp, for the four day tour.

Blue Haven Hotel

Take off to Tobago – with the return of Virgin Atlantic’s direct flights to Tobago, the island is not a place to miss out on when the services return in March 2015. The lush tropical forests, picturesque waterfalls and idyllic beaches offer the perfect balance for a relaxing Caribbean getaway.  Prices start from £1,055pp, for seven nights at the 4V Blue Haven Hotel.

Put on your blue suede shoes and  hit Memphis – in the year that would have been Elvis’s 80th birthday, there’s no better time to take in the music scene of the birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll. We know the King loved his food, so make the most of the vast selection of good ol’ Southern cooking that the downtown restaurants have to offer, before taking a tour of his Graceland home and get yourself all ‘Shook-Up’. Prices start from £789pp, for seven nights at the 3V Heartbreak Hotel.

Cruise Escape, with Norwegian debuting their newest ship in October 2015, ‘Norwegian Escape’ will be giving passengers an unforgettable sailing experience. Relax with seven night cruises from Miami to the Caribbean whilst enjoying the ship’s ‘Waterfront’ – a quarter of a mile’s worth of restaurants, bars and stunning views of the ocean. Prices start from £1,199pp, for a 14-night Orlando stay and Caribbean cruise.

2015 will also see Virgin Holiday’s customers’ holiday experience begin BEFORE they even reach their destination, with the introduction of our flagship v-room lounge taken from the airport to the high street. The new retail v-rooms will include adult relaxation zones, kids areas, technology and gaming and food and beverage, and the first of which will open in the North of England in early 2015. We’re also giving 12 of our existing retail stores glamorous make-overs for the New Year, complete with a ‘product playground’ designed to inspire.

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