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Afternoon Tea

Each sea day at Sip Lounge – Afternoon Tea. Spanning three hours with some of the world’s freshest and most vibrant teas and cocktails.

Afternoon Tea on Virgin Voyages cruise ships
Afternoon Tea on Virgin Voyages cruise ships © Photo by VV Insider

During your voyage, a special treat awaits on each sea day at the Sip Lounge – Afternoon Tea. This refined event transforms the lounge into an elegant tea party that spans three hours. Here, you are presented with an array of some of the world’s freshest and most vibrant teas and cocktails, allowing for relaxing and indulgent experience.

Tea Options

One of the tea options available is the White Tip Silver Needle tea, a true gem among teas, boasting the highest grade of white tea. Alternatively, you can opt for the Jade Mountain Oolong, a rarity harvested only around three weeks each year at an altitude exceeding 2,000 meters above sea level. These tea choices cater to those seeking a pure and unadulterated tea experience.

Food Options

The food choices consist of an array of petite sandwiches usually filled with brie, cucumber, and a savory mixture. Additionally, two scones with jam and cream are served, followed by an assortment of delectable cakes, including chocolate cake. All options are served together on a single platter.

Download Afternoon Tea Menu

Afternoon Tea Bar Menu

Cocktail Experience

For those looking to elevate their tea time to the next level, there’s the cocktail experience, where you can enjoy the best of both worlds with tea and cocktails combined. And if you’re in the mood, you can order a glass or even a bottle of bubbly in addition to your tea or cocktail selection.


In terms of pricing, the Afternoon Tea experience offers two options: a non-alcoholic offering priced at $19 and an alcoholic offering at $35. This pricing makes the event accessible to a range of preferences and budgets, allowing you to tailor your experience to your liking. This event is priced per person typically but can be shared with others in your party with ease.


Afternoon Tea onboard is a delightful escape from the hustle and bustle of the poolside on a sea day. It provides a serene and relaxed atmosphere, complemented by delectable bites and top-notch tea or cocktails. Notably, you can also use your Bar Tab for this event, making this experience well worth the investment for a memorable afternoon at sea.

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