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Understanding Virgin Voyages Bar Tabs & Drink Prices

If you've followed my series of posts on Virgin Voyages you've probably already realized that Virgin does almost everything a little bit differently than other cruise lines, and their Bar Tab is no different. Let's go over the Bar Tab on Virgin Voyages and the pricing on drinks aboard the lady ships.

What is a Bar Tab? Isn't there a drink package?

If you've cruised with pretty much any mainstream cruise line, including Carnival, Royal Caribbean or Celebrity you are probably used to paying a certain dollar amount per day for alcoholic and specialty drinks. Virgin Voyages does not offer a traditional drink package. They have a Bar Tab instead. Anytime before boarding the ship you can purchase a bar tab with Virgin. For every $300 purchased, you will receive an additional $50 Bar Tab at no cost. You can purchase as many bar tabs as you'd like and, unlike other lines drink packages, bar tabs do not have to be purchased be every guest in a cabin. While you can charge individual drinks onboard, it's important to note that bar tabs need to be purchased at least 24 hours prior to sailing to take advantage of the additional $50 per $300 bar tab purchased.

So how much do drinks cost?

I'm sure you want to know how far your bar tab will go on a Virgin Voyage! I've got good news, the drinks on Virgin are priced lower than most other cruise lines so your bar tab will take you further than you may have thought!

Let's go ahead and dive right into the pricing!


$5.00 - $6.00: Amstel Light, Heineken, Corona Extra, Kalik, Strongbow & most seltzers

$7.00 - $9.00: La Rubia, Laguinitas, Saint Archer, & Rekorderlig, Afflgem, Wynwood, Boulevard, Funky Budha Brewery, & many more.

Specialty Cocktails

$11.00 - $13.00: Frozen drinks and many mixed drinks. These prices include upgraded liquor such as Grey Goose, Bacardi Superior, Buffalo Trace, Jack Daniels & more.

$14.00 - $17.00: Upgraded cocktails & some martinis.


Virgin Voyages carries an extensive list of liquor options, which may vary by bar. Without boring you by going over every single option, we'll cover some of the more popular brands! There are lots of affordable options and some splurges if you're celebrating something special.


Absolut: $9

Tito's: $12

Belvedere: $16

Chopin: $16

Grey Goose: $14

Ketel One: $14

Stoli Elit: $16


Beefeater: $9

Aviation: $14

Bombay Sapphire: $14

Fords: $14

Hendricks: $14

Tanqueray: $12

Monkey 47: $18

Tequila: Virgin Voyages carries so many different tequilas, all of which can be found at the Mezcal Bar. I'm going to just cover a few of each option here!


Avion: $13

Calle 23: $15

Casa Amigos: $15

Espolon: $11

Milagro Barrel Select: $15

Patron Gran: $45


Avion: $15

Calle 23: $17

Clase Azul: $39

Don Julio: $15

Los Arrango: $11

Patron: $15


Avion: $17

Calle 23: $19

Don Julio: $17

Patron: $17

Tromba: $17

Roca Patron: $29

Extra Anejo:

Avion 44: $37

Don Julio 1942: $35

Tears of Llorona: $59


Angels Envy: $17

Blanton Single Barrel: $18

Buffalo Trace: $7

Jim Beam: $9

Knob Creek: $15

Woodford Reserve: $16

Makers Mark: $13

Crown Royal: $9

Jim Beam Rye: $9

Angel's Envy Rye: $25


Chival Regal 12 Year: $11

Dewars 18 Year: $19

Johnnie Walker Black: $11

Johnnie Walker Blue: $55

Abelour 12 Year: $15

Bowmore 15 Year: $23

Glenlivet 25 Year: $72

Singleton: $15


Virgin also carries a wide variety of wine so we'll just go over the basics here!

Under $10: 42% of all wines

$10 - $15: 31% of wine

$16 - $20: 18% of wine

$20 & Up: 9% of wine

Champagne: A glass of champagne will run you anywhere between $9 - $65 and a bottle will cost between $48 - $445. Don't forget you can shake your app and a bottle of Moet and Chandon will be delivered directly to you for just $100.

Non-Alcoholic Drinks:

Soft Drinks, still and sparkling water, non-pressed juices and drip coffee are included FREE OF CHARGE.

Specialty Coffees $3.00 - $5.00

Red Bull: $5.00

Cold Pressed Juices: $10.00

Smoothies: $11 - $14

A few more important notes about drinks on Virgin Voyage:

Can You Bring Drinks Aboard With You? Guests over the age of 21 are allowed to bring two (2) 750ml bottles of wine. You can not bring any beer or spirits and the wine must be brought aboard in your carry-on! You can bring water and soft drinks but it's free on the ship so there is really no need to! Also, Virgin Voyages has banned all single-use plastic so you won't want to bring plastic bottles on board.

What is the drinking age on Virgin Voyages? Virgin is on of a very few cruise lines with U.S departures that allow guests 18 and older to drink. It's important to note that the ship must be 12 nautical miles off the coast of the US and in international waters before any sailor under the age of 21 can order alcoholic beverages.

We hope this guide helped you to budget for beverages on your next Virgin Voyage! Virgin often has promotions that include a $300 - $600 night complementary bar tab which is a great way to make the most of your vacation dollars! Contact us by filling out the form at the bottom of this page or call/text us anytime at 800-368-3395 - we would love the opportunity to book your next cruise or vacation at no cost to you and we are able to easily find cruises that fit your needs and wants at the best best price available or browse all available voyages here.

Before you go, head on over to Facebook and join our Virgin Voyages cruising group where we share all the best tips and tricks for cruising with Virgin Voyages!

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