£36pp -- Mini Cruise to Bilbao, Spain
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£36pp -- Mini Cruise to Bilbao, Spain

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Found 7th Apr 2010Made hot 8th Apr 2010
P&O Ferries is offering a 3-night mini cruise to Bilbao, in northern Spain, for £36 per person -- 50% OFF the regular price. A one-way flight to Spain costs more than this!

Sail from Portsmouth onboard the Pride of Bilbao on most dates until June. The price is based on two sharing an Inside Cabin with ensuite facilities.

Blackout dates: 23 April; 17 May; 6, 21 June.

About the ship: The Pride of Bilbao offers nightly entertainment, a casino, three restaurants, an onboard cinema and a fitness centre. The ship also has tax-free shopping.

Also included on the ship is Tax free shopping!


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101 Comments

this is awesome for whale / dolphin watching - i would reccommend it for that alone
very rocky though - if you get sea sick.. beware

There is a smoking hot girl who works on this boat - I'm voting hot for this reason

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Taken from P&O Ferries website.

http://www.poferries.com/tourist/content/images/image_750_505_sa_4680.jpg

http://www.poferries.com/tourist/content/images/image_750_505_sa_4679.jpg

Last chance to go - P&O cancelling this route at the end of September.

poferries.com/tou…htm

"Your ticket will include a return trip in an ensuite cabin. During the mini cruise, you can take advantage of the host of leisure facilities including a children's play area, cinema, a choice of three restaurants, bars, casino, fitness centre and swimming pool."

I'm guessing these are all added extras, cinema will be £10 a ticket? Swimming for £5 a person?

And 5 hours 15 minutes IN DOCK, which gives around 4 hours in Spain if it's on time.

On the flip side, £36 for 3 nights accommodation isn't bad at all. I'm sure plenty of fun could be had in that time! Would be great for a couple, or for a group of students/kids looking for a cheap getaway!

Bloody long way for only 5 hours in Bilbao

zippypants;8306594

Bloody long way for only 5 hours in Bilbao



LOL ;-)

Cinema wasn't free but it wasn't expensive either. Maybe aroound 5 euros

am i missing something? i tried to book but still comes up as £76 not £36?

Banned

only 5 hours in spain and spend a fortune on the ship, no thanks ! Good for people who want to spend 3 days on a boat though i suppose.

If it was me interested in going I'd stay there for a few days and get a cheap flight back.

When do I get the kidz out of the cinema to watch the dolphins and whales ?

lusso;8307498

When do I get the kidz out of the cinema to watch the dolphins and whales … When do I get the kidz out of the cinema to watch the dolphins and whales ?



When whales or dolphins are spotted they announce it on the tannoy system :thumbsup:

Smokers: There are only a couple of designated smoking areas located on outside decks, though these can be closed due to bad weather as we found out on our last trip which reached force 11.

Mikey1610;8307005

If it was me interested in going I'd stay there for a few days and get a … If it was me interested in going I'd stay there for a few days and get a cheap flight back.



Aparently in the t&c it states that there would be a surcharge for doing the above, any ideas what this maybe as I too was thinking of doing this.

Narfette;8306298

this is awesome for whale / dolphin watching - i would reccommend it for … this is awesome for whale / dolphin watching - i would reccommend it for that alonevery rocky though - if you get sea sick.. beware



i was just going to say abt the sea sick! i know 6 people went on this one a sailor and was horrendously sea sick!!

Banned

i did the one way to santander. drove down to Roda . last year from Plymouth, Nov, with Brittany ferries.. similar time in Spain before the return leg 4hrs or so didnt seem worth it

there was quiz , bingo, some bloke and a bird singing, disco etc etc, food was ok not cheap, cinema( Star Trek) was fine, even though the ship was rocking about , dunno about the booze bit as I was too worried about being sea sick.. did use them band thingys and pills and I was fine duty free was so so not as cheap as the duty free at Bristol Airport ..

kate50dadford;8308312

i was just going to say abt the sea sick! i know 6 people went on this … i was just going to say abt the sea sick! i know 6 people went on this one a sailor and was horrendously sea sick!!



lol. Just like me last time we went. Spent most of my time sleeping in the cramped cabin.
Though the time we went before it was really calm both ways.

There's a few video's on youtube showing how rough it can be.

Dunno why this was expired just booked it for £72 for 2 people for June.

Interested just as much in the experience and also seeing Dolphins and Whales (hopefully).

why expired? seems still on...

Unexpired.

I went on this cruise, never again. I have never been so sick in my life. the ship was freezing cold you could not take your coat off.

Sounds like a great deal

H+R

EDIT

Booked for the end of June

Banned

For £24 you can do London-Glasgow by coach (return), including one nights accommodation, on the coach. You get a few hours in the city too.

I booked this yesterday.. can't wait!!

no heat or rep as travel zoo deals should not be posted imo

I did this trip years ago, in Feb and the route sailed through the Bay of Biscay, one of the roughest parts of ocean anywhere.
The storm was so bad, they changed direction and tried to sail around the gales.
This meant and extra day on the boat.
Up shot was, that we were compensated with food and drinks vouchers.
One the last night we were seeing people for the first time as thay had never left their cabins due to the vomiting!

Will you see Rocky when you get there?

5* post

jaystan;8306867

Good for people who want to spend 3 days on a boat though i suppose.



Can't think of anything worse. 3 days on what's basically a cross channel ferry? Pass the sick bag. Yo ho ho it ain't :pirate:

Must admit it's a good price though, if you ignore the fact that it's 3 days worth of boat.

NobbyB;8314342

For £24 you can do London-Glasgow by coach (return), including one nights … For £24 you can do London-Glasgow by coach (return), including one nights accommodation, on the coach. You get a few hours in the city too.



Interesting but hardly relative :roll:

monlchr;8314324

I went on this cruise, never again. I have never been so sick in my life. … I went on this cruise, never again. I have never been so sick in my life. the ship was freezing cold you could not take your coat off.


Same here, never felt sick on a cruise before, but this crossing was terrible would not recommend, look at the amount of people saying this!!
If you still decide to go -- good luck. :w00t:

Banned

wolvesinwales;8314428

Interesting but hardly relative :roll:



You're right, with this you are only sick for 2 days rather than 3.

Chief executive Helen Deeble said: “The Pride of Bilbao has served us well but is now an old ship nearing the end of her commercial life and needs to be replaced"
If this is the case I'd imagine it's pretty skanky - doubt they have spent any money on it for a few years if it's retiring. Think I'll give it a miss, but hot price though!
We recently went on their new ship to France - the Amoric, was very impressed.

Sweet

NobbyB;8314342

For £24 you can do London-Glasgow by coach (return), including one nights … For £24 you can do London-Glasgow by coach (return), including one nights accommodation, on the coach. You get a few hours in the city too.



But you don't get to flick your fag butts in the sea

Banned

Being sick in a cramped space?

This is why I never take the lifts in the flats round the corner.

I'd be interested just to see if I did throw up... (some holiday plan, eh? =D )

Aside from when I was a baby, I've only thrown up once O_o

I have never been sea sick.. although after these comments I am a little worried

also any ideas on what i should do in Bilbao?

I did this trip about 12 years ago as a cheap valentines trip for about £99 at the time.

things to note: this is a ferry and not a cruise ship!

the trip thru bay of Biscay was rough on this boat! (doubt it has stabilisers), i have done this since on many pando cruise ships and never had it as bad as on the pride of bilbao.

the cabin we had was small with a bunk bed (but what do you expect for the price!)

i dont think there was any daytime entertainment (might be worth taking a few books)

pool was small - think about 10mx10m

at the time there was two places to eat, the restaurant ( i think was expensive) and a shop selling sandwiches etc.


i stopped in the port when docked, not much to do to be honest, make sure you take the trip to bilbao

I used this crossing once to take a car over to Spain - quite pleasant but the food on board is neither great nor particularly cheap. I'd say it's fine as a mode of transport but I'm not sure I'd want to use it as a holiday - especially for such a short time in Bilbao.

Fellas, I so don't give a monkey about being sick, just want to book it straight away.

Is it me or what - can access booking only for April.
I click go to deal, then in the travel zoo page "How to book: Click here to book with P&O Ferries." and then "book now" by the £36. Gives only April or is it April ONLY deal?

can someone give a tip how to book it?
cheers
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