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Virgin Voyages - Bar Tab VS Sailor Loot

Updated: Apr 5, 2023

As Virgin Voyages revolutionizes the cruising industry, one of the things they've done differently is their payment system. Instead of traditional onboard accounts, they offer two options: Bar Tab and Sailor Loot. But what's the difference, and which one should you choose?

Many cruise lines offer hefty-priced drink packages where you spend a majority of the time worrying if you get your money's worth! That's too much stress for me.

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Bar Tab

A Bar Tab is similar to the onboard account system used by other cruise lines. You link a credit card to your account, and then any purchases made onboard are charged to that card. The difference with a Bar Tab is that it's specifically for drinks. When you activate your Bar Tab, you'll get a wristband that lets you order drinks without having to carry cash or a card around the ship.

The advantage of a Bar Tab is that it's simple and straightforward. You don't have to worry about carrying cash or a card with you, and you can easily track your spending. Plus, you can set a limit on your Bar Tab so you don't overspend on drinks.

Sailor Loot

Sailor Loot is Virgin Voyages' unique payment system. It's essentially a prepaid account that you fund before your cruise. You can add money to your Sailor Loot account through the Virgin Voyages app, and then use that money to make purchases onboard.

The advantage of Sailor Loot is that it gives you more control over your spending. You can set a budget for your trip and fund your Sailor Loot account accordingly. Plus, because you're using prepaid funds, you don't have to worry about overspending or going over your credit card limit.

Another advantage of Sailor Loot is that it can be used for more than just drinks. You can use it to pay for excursions, spa treatments, and other onboard experiences. This means you don't have to carry cash or multiple cards with you, and everything is consolidated into one easy-to-use account.

So, which one should you choose?

Ultimately, the decision between a Bar Tab and Sailor Loot comes down to personal preference. If you prefer a traditional onboard account system and plan on primarily drinking on your cruise, a Bar Tab may be the way to go. If you want more control over your spending and plan on using your account for more than just drinks, Sailor Loot is the better choice.

Whichever option you choose, it's important to note that both systems are cashless. You won't need to carry cash around with you on the ship, but you will need a credit card or prepaid account to make purchases. And as always, be mindful of your spending and set a budget before your cruise to ensure you have a great vacation without breaking the bank.

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