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Bilbao Mini Cruise - P&O Ferries - Portsmouth to Bilbao, Spain


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P&O Mini Cruises


P&O Ferries offer a superb mini cruise between Portsmouth and Bilbao. This route is served by the Super Cruise Ferry, MS Pride of Bilbao. The large Cruise Ferry offers a very high level of level of facilities, service and comfort leaving you to sit back and enjoy this memorable Mini Cruise experience.

The P&O Pride of Bilbao
The Pride of Bilbao

P&O Mini Cruise between Portsmouth and Bilbao Breakdown
MS Pride of Bilbao

33 Hours & 45 Minutes (Outward Leg)

Return leg duration shorter due to tidal patterns.


P&O Portsmouth Bilbao Mini Cruise Itinerary

As with all the Mini Cruises on offer from Ferry Price you can choose to take the traditional itinerary spending a few hours in Bilbao or choose to stay for longer, taking the second stint of your mini cruise and returning home at a later date.

If taking the traditional itinerary and departing on the same day as arrival your itinerary will be as follows;

Day 1 - Depart Portsmouth

6:15pm - 7:15pm: Check In - Check in at the P&O Passenger ferry terminal at Portsmouth.

9:10pm: Depart Portsmouth - Vessel sets off for Bilbao for your 2 night cruise to Bilbao.

Day 2 - At Sea

At Sea : Enjoy all the services and facilities that the magnificent MS Pride of Bilbao has to offer.

Day 3 - Arrive in Bilbao

8:00am: Arrive in Bilbao - If you have your car, enjoy the drive to the centre of Bilbao and enjoy the morning in lovely Spanish city. If you are a foot passenger enjoy the port/bay area or use public transport to travel around.

13:15pm: Depart Bilbao - Ship departs Bilbao for return cruise back to Portsmouth where you can once again enjoy the vessel's wide range of facilities and services.

Day 3 - Return Back to Portsmouth

17:15am: Arrive back at Portsmouth

P&O Cruise Ferries Vessel Information

Mini Cruises to Bilbao from Portsmouth are served by the P&O vessel, MS Pride of Bilbao. This stunning ship has a capacity of 2,500 passengers and can carry up to 600 cars.

P&O Bilbao Mini Cruise Cabins

There is a choice of cabins available onboard the P&O Mini Cruise Vessels. All cabins offer ensuite facilities including a shower and WC. Bed linen and towels are also provided.

The basic level of accommodation is offered through Standard Grade Cabins. These cabins are located all over the ship and various points and levels., choose from a 2, 3 or 4 berth cabins with a choice of indoor cabins or sea view for a small supplement.

To travel in supreme comfort choose a club cabin. All offer sea views and are located well away from the vessel engines and entertainment areas giving you a quiet location. All cabins offer lots of space and include extras such as a, television, fresh fruit, tea and coffee.

Eating and Drinking On Board Pride of Bilbao

Choose from a number of top quality bars and restaurants onboard your floating hotel. The family favorite, Four Seasons carvery offers an unlimited buffet, serving a huge choice of world cuisine. Young diners benefit from lower child rates and Heinz Baby Food is available free of charge for the very mini guests.

Club Standard
Inside the Pride of Bilbao
Enjoy Live Entertainment onboard the Pride of Bilbao

For something a little bit special, choose the Mayfair's famous Langan's Brasserie, with superb food and wine served to your table from one of the top class waiting staff.

For a light snack or refreshments head to one of the onboard coffee shops where you will find a choice of hot and cold drinks, snacks and pastries including the well known high street coffee shop, Costa Coffee.

Fancy a drink? Then head to one of the onboard bars offering a choice of beverages and relax into the night or move on to one of the vessels entertainment venues. Choose from the main bar with it's relaxed atmosphere or the Sunset Show Bar for the best in entertainment and a live band.

Onboard Entertainment

There is so much to do onboard for entertainment. During the day pamper yourself in our health spa and beauty salon or get a trim in the onboard hairdressers. Nature lovers can spot sea fife such as dolphins and whales from the observation when the Pride of Bilbao cruises through the Bay of Biscay. Alternively relax in the pool or work out in the gym.

In the evening the Sunset Show Bar offers live entertainment from the resident band and cabaret shows for the whole family. There are cinemas showing the latest big screen movies, a casino, a video arcade and even an onboard nightclub open into the early hours of the morning. Fancy something a bit more relaxing? Move on to the POSH bar and listen to the resident pianist play and sing along to some well known favourites.

To keep the children entertained there is an onboard kids club catering for children of all ages. Everything from face painting to arts and crafts to mini-discos are on offer in our Junior Crew Club. The kids team headed by the infamous mascot, Pirate Pete, will ensure the children enjoy every second they spend in the club whilst making lots of new friends.

Route Crossing Time Each Way*
Portsmouth - Bilbao 33 Hours + 45 Minutes

*Crossing time should be used as a guide only. Time can alter depending on tidal conditions.