booze cruise


plural booze cruises
: a boat trip centered on the consumption or sale of alcohol: such as
: a recreational boat trip on which alcoholic beverages are served to passengers
A 90-minute, all-you-can-drink 'booze cruise' will typically cost you $25 to $40 per adult. Reservations are recommended for sunset sails, which sell out fast.Lonely Planet Hawaii
: a boat trip to a location where alcohol can be purchased inexpensively (as because of lower taxes or no taxes)
"Then what's the point?" "The point's that it's the booze cruise. The whole deal is that the ship stays out in international waters long enough to sell stuff tax-free."Caitlin Horrocks

Examples of booze cruise in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Charmers decided to fuel the fire by day drinking on a booze cruise, where Craig Conover opened up to Madison LeCroy about his long-distance relationship with Summer House star Paige DeSorbo. Dana Rose Falcone, Peoplemag, 15 Dec. 2023 The world’s coolest booze cruise doesn’t involve a boat. Katie Jackson, Robb Report, 13 June 2023 The origins of this effort trace as far back as an evening in the early 1990s, on a Potomac River booze cruise, when a 20-something congressional press gallery official, Michael Caputo, looked up and saw someone familiar: Tom Woolston, a 20-something CIA technical operations officer. Manuel Roig-Franzia, Washington Post, 17 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of booze cruise was in 1921

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“Booze cruise.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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