Written on: 05/07/2010 by oilslicknick (1 review written)
Had A great 3 day voyage on the pride weather was absolutely perfect both ways until we got back into the english channel when fog decended and could see nothing until we where almost back in portsmouth. Loads to do on board the night time entertainment was really great the restaurants where a bit expensive but even though we took loads of pot noodles and snacky things with us once you stray too close to the restaurants the aromas wafting past your nose entice you in and you are hooked. have to say we where not overly impressed with the international food court some of the food there had been hanging around too long under those hot lamps and was rather dry inparticular the chips and the battered cod which looked really great but on closer inspection once bought and tucking in,it was mostly all batter and what fish was inside was dried up, maybe I was just unlucky! The carvery we found to be much better value for money as you could eat as much as you like and go back for more if you could handle it. Didn't get around to trying langans but it looked really posh and expensive. One thing that I was really pleased to see (as we live in Cornwall) was real Cornish pastys on sale, I know they are the real deal cos my son used to work at the Crantock bakery where these are made, of course I had to try one and I can reccomend these as a cheaper alternative to eating in the restaurants. A large steak pasty cost me £4.19 which is about double what I would pay at home but they are very filling and there several different filling varieties eg cheese n onion, chicken tikka.
The accomodation was basic but provided all our needs and as we didn't spend that much time there so was quite adequate. Overall I would say if you want a fun and cheap short break with the added bonus of visiting a part of Spain that you may not have seen before, go for it but dont delay because it all ends at the end of September 2010. RIP Pride Of Bilbao