"Our mini trip voyage"
Reviewed 24 June 2014 by David
For a nice change there was no strikes this year. Cleanliness was good. Food was reasonable. Be warned do not use euro's on board, you get a rate of approx; 75 cents to the £, RIP OFF. This is the only ferry to southern Spain, there is no competition from P & O as there used to be.
'David' travelled Portsmouth Bilbao with Brittany Ferries on Cap Finistère
"Pleasure travellinf with Brittany Ferries "
Reviewed 20 April 2014 by Anonymous
The journewas short, the cabin was comfortable, loads of toilets and very pleasant staff. I have recommended this journey to my friends and I would do it again if I travel by car to UK.
'Anonymous' travelled Portsmouth Bilbao with Brittany Ferries on Cap Finistère
"Portsmouth - Bilboa October 2013"
Reviewed 25 October 2013 by Alan
We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Our cabin was good, food in the restaurant lovely and when we had a slight problem it was resolved promptly.
'Alan' travelled Portsmouth Bilbao with Brittany Ferries on Cap Finistère
Reviewed 15 October 2013 by Graham
The trip was enjoyed by myself and my accompanying passengers. The service we received by the staff was polite and precise. It was a wonderful trip. Thank you.
'Graham' travelled Portsmouth Bilbao with Brittany Ferries on Cap Finistère
Britain's foremost naval station, Portsmouth occupies the bulbous peninsula of Portsea Island, on the eastern flank of a huge, easily defended harbour. The ancient Romans raised a fortress on the northernmost edge of this inlet, and a small port developed during the Norman era, but this strategic location wasn't fully exploited until Tudor times, when Henry VII established the world's first dry dock here and made Portsmouth a royal dockyard. It has flourished ever since and nowadays Portsmouth is a large industrialized city, its harbour clogged with naval frigates, ferries bound for the continent or the Isle of Wight, and swarms of dredgers and tugs.
Old Portsmouth, based around the original harbour, preserves some Georgian and a little Tudor character. East of here is Southsea , a residential suburb of terraces with a resort strewn along its shingle beach, where a mass of B&Bs face stoic naval monuments.
The precise origins of Bilbao have not been determined. However, a settlement had already been established and had significantly developed on both banks of the "ría del Nervión" before it officially became a villa. It was Don Diego López de Haro V, lord of Vizcaya, who gave the city its title in the year 1300, due to its great importance as a commercial and maritime centre at the time. The singular location of the city allowed it to continue growing. The maritime business developed rapidly, whilst the original population spread out on both sides of the river. The commercial exchanges fuelled the cultural enrichment of the city.
Today Bilbao is a dynamic city, full of amenities and focused on environmental and urban regeneration. With its lands freed from the old industrial settlements, the city is now undergoing a new physical transformation.