Definition of booze cruise in English:

booze cruise


  • An excursion to Europe by ferry, the aim of which is to bring back cheap or tax-free alcohol.

    • ‘Many used time outside the jail to go on 'booze cruises', the fruits of which were smuggled back into the prison.’
    • ‘They have been coming on their annual booze cruise to Calais for 14 years, loading up with up to 500 bottles.’
    • ‘Well, I won't elaborate, but my wife was not best pleased when I staggered back to England after the booze cruise and resumed my place in the kitchen.’
    • ‘A trip to Northern Ireland has become the Irish retail equivalent of England's much-loved booze cruise to France.’
    • ‘Other proposals are believed to include limiting "booze cruises" to France and restricting licensing hours, legislation which the Government only recently relaxed.’
    • ‘You can snigger, but that extra litre could make all the difference on a booze cruise to France.’
    • ‘That is not including the wine they drink while on holiday or bring back from booze cruises.’
    • ‘Two ambulance service managers used a health trust car to go on a "booze cruise" to France, a disciplinary panel heard.’
    • ‘I told her I was planning a booze cruise to Calais to stock up on hundreds of bottles of wine.’
    • ‘But they must now continue to go on cross-Channel booze cruises.’
    • ‘Profits at have more than halved as recession-hit firms cut back on champagne and a weak Pound hits booze cruises to its French stores.’
    • ‘Even if you're popping over to France on a one-day booze cruise, look into getting some extra cover, because an accident or breakdown abroad usually costs a mint.’
    • ‘Our church group could be described as either having embarked on a cultural trip to Boulogne or booze cruise to Cite Europe.’