A peculiarly english phrase. Taking a ferry accross the English Channel to France to buy copious amounts of booze
, mostly because there is less tax on continental europe.
Me and the fella
s are taking a van over on a booze cruise, fancy some?
to drink and drive, usually on back roads, with at least two other people.
Hey man we're goin' on a booze cruise, wanna come?
A cruise (usually a short one lasting 3 days) in which the point of the vacation is to go on a drinking binge at sea and the ports that accompany it.
Person A: So how was your cruise?
Person B: Hahah I don't remember much of it, total booze cruise.
A fun event where one takes a family car to a port in southern England, hops the channel by ferry or chunnel
, loads up the car with alcohol and tobbacco (which is much cheaper on the continent due to the lower tax), refuels the car (fuel again is cheaper), then heads home. Much of the goods will be sold down the pub
Gordon Brown was yesterday given two months to drop "severe and intrusive" sanctions against cross-Channel shoppers who fall foul of Government limits on cheap alcohol and cigarettes.
The European Commission threatened to refer Britain to the European Court of Justice unless it abandons the "disproportionate" methods used by Customs and Excise to stop what they claim is tax evasion.
The decision is an embarrassing blow to the Chancellor, who has been at odds with Brussels for years over the way he interprets European single market regulations that allow European Union citizens to move goods freely across borders.
Mr Brown hit back last night by accusing Brussels of being "misguided" and insisting that he would "not take lectures" from a commission that had tried to force Britain to impose VAT on children's clothes.
In an angry exchange of press statements, he accused the commissioner responsible of being obsessed with "spin" and an enemy of the British tourist.
"Fritz Bolkestein just wheels out this same spin twice a year - pretending to be the friend of the British tourist - once before the summer holidays and once before the Christmas booze cruises. It is a cynical worn-out ploy to obtain a good day's coverage in the British press, and everyone should see through it for what it is," a spokesman for the Chancellor said.
But the Treasury's insistence that "we fully support British shoppers rights to bring back as much tobacco and alcohol as they like from...
Going across the english channel, normaly on a Dover - Calais ferry. Since british tax emplies heavily on the price of alchol and cigrettetes, its more cheaper to buy them taxfree on the continent, though Belgium is cheaper then France!
Im going on that P&O ferry the pride of dover for a booze cruise, want to come??
A booze crusie is where teens on holiday go for fun. They get complete strangers to do sexual positions with each other to get drink. They get complely drunk and give people blow jobs and tit sucks.
Hey you coming onto a Booze Cruise. were gonna get smashed.
When you are so drunk that you think the more you booze, the more likely you are to win a cruise.
Man, Pace is trying to win that booze cruise tonight!