18 January 2010

P&O Ferries to axe Portsmouth to Bilbao crossing

P&O Ferries has announced it will be withdrawing its vessel the Pride of Bilbao from the ferry route from Portsmouth, England to Bilbao in the north of Spain. The last sailing will be on September 27th 2010.

The route has been losing money since 2001, and the Pride of Bilbao is now nearing the end of its working life, so P&O have decided not to replace the ship. All bookings up to the final day will of course be honoured, and any bookings already made beyond that date will be reimbursed in full.

Coincidentally Brittany Ferries recently decided to purchase a second luxury cruise ferry for the crossing from Portsmouth to Santander in Northern Spain. This ferry has now been named Cap Finistere and will start work in March 2010.

More on the P&O Ferries Portsmouth Bilbao ferry crossing.
More on the Brittany Ferries Portsmouth Santander ferry crossing.

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