If you live around the Hull and surrounding areas there is a mini cruise leaving for Bruge on the 6th to 8th of December and the cost is £22.50 PP return with a cabin, cheaper at £17.50 if there is four sharing a cabin. I will be on it for one simple reason, baccy. It is £4.40 for 50g of Golden Virginia as opposed to our £15.00 or so. The guys who are organising it are these very well informed people: Nothing 2 Declare What i would suggest is take a good look around the blog and just see what antics the UKBA get up to towards their fellow citizens. There is notes from the last cruise they did and they sailed through with tons of stuff over the "guidelines" because the UKBA knew that they knew their rights. They are not smugglers, they are, like me, being a honest shopper exercising my rights to buy certain products in another EU country which taxes will be paid on. If any one is interested let me know and could meet for a beer on the boat. Seriously have a look at that site and learn your rights. Knowledge is power.