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

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 2 Feb. 2023.

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