"Enjoyed the trip."
Reviewed 08 December 2014 by Brian
Great ship and cabins ok for 2. Staff are very nice and food quality very good as are the prices,the best I have had on a ferry.
'Brian' travelled Portsmouth Bilbao with Brittany Ferries on Cap Finistère
Reviewed 22 October 2014 by Anonymous
I suffer with travel sickness but I was able to eat and drink the whole journey was a pleasure .
'Anonymous' travelled Portsmouth Bilbao with Brittany Ferries on Cap Finistère
"Portsmouth - Bilbao, 5.10.14"
Reviewed 12 October 2014 by F. Rupert Macdonald
Very pleasant experience. Travelling by motorcycle I found the docks clearly marked and check in easy. Loading was rather slow (& cold, hanging around dockside!) but to be expected. Loading well organised, and once parked found my well appointed cabin. The journey was long (33 hrs) but 2 overnights give time to collect ones thoughts in comfort and with good provision for reasonably priced restaurant or snack facilities. Unloading easy and quick. Overall good experience.
'F. Rupert Macdonald' travelled Portsmouth Bilbao with Brittany Ferries on Cap Finistère
"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
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The English city of Portsmouth is located on the south coast of England, in the county of Hampshire. It is the UK's only island city and is situated around 100 km to the south west of London and 30 km to the east of Southampton. The city's long history is inextricably linked to the sea. It is home to the oldest dry dock in the world still in use and also to famous ships such as HMS Victory, Admiral Lord Nelson's flagship, the Mary Rose and HMS Warrior. The city is also home to the Royal Marine Commandoes and to a naval base.
The city's port is one of the best connected ports in the United Kingdom, serving nine different destinations. To the south of the Naval Base, you will find the Isle of Wight (Ryde) Passenger Ferry Terminal. The Continental Ferry Terminal is served by ferry services to Le Havre in France and Bilbao in Spain. There are also daily crossings to Cherbourg, Caen and St Malo in France, St Helier in Jersey, St Peter Port in Guernsey and to Ryde on the Isle of Wight.
The Spanish city and port of Bilbao is the capital of the province of Bizkaia and lies on the banks of the Nervion River, which joins the Cantabrian Sea 11 km further downstream. The river has been important to the city's development since it was established in the 14th century. Along with the other towns that are situated along both banks of the river until it reaches the sea, Bilbao forms the Greater Bilbao area and has a lively cultural scene which visitors to the city enjoy. If performing arts is of particular interest then the Teatro Arriaga and Euskalduna Concert Hall are definitely worth a visit as is the Fine Arts Museum which is located at the edge of the Dona Casilda Park. The Park's famous neighbour is the famous Guggenheim Museum with its Frank Gehry designed building.
The Port of Bilbao is located on the Bilbao Abra bay, and along the Estuary of Bilbao, in Biscay (Basque Country). The main facilities are in the Santurtzi and Zierbena municipalities, approximately 15 km west of Bilbao. Brittany Ferries operate the Portsmouth to Bilbao route, with their boat, the MV Cap Finistère.