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★★★☆☆

“wed been in june and had enjoyed so much that we...”

Written on: 08/10/2010

wed been in june and had enjoyed so much that we booked again.as it was the last but 1 sailing before the final 1,they seemed to have run out of a lot of food and the duty free was practically empty.the staff werent as pleasant as before,but because of the good group of friends i was with ranging from 15 to age 67 we still had a ball.we are however disappointed the cruise has now stopped and are in search of an alternative… Read Full Review

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“was good fun! can be abit boring if your a teenager,...”

Written on: 23/09/2010

was good fun! can be abit boring if your a teenager, not much to do for my age (17) otherwise, food is great, advised to take travelling tablets.
i would deffinatly go again with different people to get & for a laugh.
best time was when we arrived in Spain, was good to touch land for 4 hour hours, and to shop around. thumbs up! wasnt to bad .. i plan to book again within the next week. so excited! x… Read Full Review

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“I took my 14 year old son on mini cruise and was...”

Written on: 05/09/2010 by lgerman (1 review written)

I took my 14 year old son on mini cruise and was unsure if there would be enough for him to do, to my surprise there was plenty from the small swimming pool (indoor) sauna's also there are two small cinemas showing up to date films and a gym. The entertainment was fab the staff were very helpful and friendly the food served was plentiful. The rooms were clean and nice hot showers. We were very lucky when we went as the weather was great and the sea calm, the only downside was you didn't get… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Just returned from this trip and we are so sad this is...”

Written on: 02/09/2010

Just returned from this trip and we are so sad this is ending at the end of the month. We would love to have done it again...and again!! We are a family of five and although we had a rough few hours on the return trip (can't help the weather)we cannot speak more highly of the ship and staff. We read the reviews before and found it helpful to take extension lead, kettle and snacks although the food wasn't over priced. We ate in the International food court and found it to be of very good quality… Read Full Review

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“Not long been back from a very enjoyable time onboard...”

Written on: 22/08/2010 by Moore76 (1 review written)

Not long been back from a very enjoyable time onboard the Pride of Bilbao. I took my 2 children while my husband was working and was a bit worried before hand if they would be bored or not but this was not the case at all. We had quite a good size cabin as you only really sleep in there. We was really lucky that we saw lots of whales and dolphins. We could not believe how close they come in to the boat. The staff we're very friendly. Food was very good with a choose of places to eat. I did take… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“jus got home from a fantastic time on board the pride...”

Written on: 21/08/2010

jus got home from a fantastic time on board the pride of bilboa saw whales and dolphins it was truley a wonderfull experiencs they were swimming so close to the ship.the staff were very friendly and helpful its such a shame its all ending next month would love to have gone again. the entertainment was excallent apart from wednesday dont ever sit and watch bizzare it was pathetic and people walked out half way through the show. the comedeons zac and phill were really funny. plenty to do on… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“I thought the trip was really good. When we arrived at...”

Written on: 20/08/2010

I thought the trip was really good. When we arrived at portsmouth we had to wait until 10:30pm to depart this was because of rough sea in the english channel. When we finally got onbaord we were amazed by the size of the rooms we were expecting them to be small but they were bigger. The food onboard was really nice and the staff onboard were very friendly and happy at all times if you needed something they would try there hardest to get what you wanted. The entertainment onboard was really good… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“really enjoyed the experience,as it was our first...”

Written on: 18/08/2010

really enjoyed the experience,as it was our first taste of a cruise,was pleasantly suprised.fortunatly the sea was calm and weather really good for 2 of the days.only downside was problem with hot water in cabin we had to the point of after 3 times complaing we was moved to another cabin.a little claustrophobic for 2 people,but did'nt spend much time in there.maybe the length of time the morning spent in bilbao was'nt as advertised because we was told it would be 4 hours when in fact was only… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“A crowd of us went for my birthday last year and are...”

Written on: 18/08/2010 by Graze Tattoo Studio (1 review written)

A crowd of us went for my birthday last year and are subsequently going again this year, I consider that for the amount paid for the trip it is excellent value for money and considering onboard you are a captive audience the prices really are not too bad.
Upon arrival in Bilbao we went on the trip to the fishing village where we continued to carry on our party shinnanigans and were made very welcome, I am so looking forward to this coming weekend 20th aug and will sure be in party mode… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“just arrived back and had a great time,myself and my...”

Written on: 18/08/2010

just arrived back and had a great time,myself and my wife enjoyed the great value for money break,shop around when eating on board as in can be quite expensive.we treated ourselves to the four seasons carvery at£18.45 each it was buffet style and you could eat as much as your belly could take so we had several plates lol.shame its ending on 28th sept as we would have loved to go again next year.not many shops open in spain when you arrive and when they do its nearly time to go back… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Just got back from a 3 night break on the pride of...”

Written on: 12/08/2010

Just got back from a 3 night break on the pride of Bilbao minicruise and myself and my boyfriend thoroughly enjoyed. Had a 3 hour delay in portsmouth due to the ship being held up in the bay of biscay due to bad weather, only bad point of the trip! Set sail from portsmouth at 1:30am approx, bar in the show time area extended opening hours to 4:00am. We had a 2 berth inside cabin which was very clean, cosy and basic. Only one foreign plug in cabin so be sure to take a travel plug and extension… Read Full Review

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Written on: 14/08/2010

Excellent review, we are going on the 14th August for a holiday in the Algarve so driving through Spain. Can you tell me please do they accept debit/credit cards on board for meals as not sure if to take sterling as well as euro's. Many thanks

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★★★★☆

“this was a very good break for me and my partner, so...”

Written on: 03/08/2010

this was a very good break for me and my partner, so much so i'm looking to book another asap with my kids and family. it is what u make it. the cabin didnt have tea facilites but i brought my own, the only down fall is it had 1 plug socket but i will take extention lead next time. the entainment was good shame the dj wasnt playin that good music but still made the most… Read Full Review

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“I went with a Whale watching group and therefore had...”

Written on: 01/08/2010

I went with a Whale watching group and therefore had an excellent time. We had permission to go on 'Monkey Island' which is based above the Captains deck. We had a 360 deg view and thus managed to sight both Whales & Dolphins.
The Pride of Bilbao is starting to show its age BUT at the same time it will be missed. What a shame they couldn't refurbish it? I didn't really notice any bad behaviour as some others had prehaps we were just lucky, also we went in the middle of the week too. Maybe that… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Apart from having to board late (11.00pm, due to berth...”

Written on: 21/07/2010

Apart from having to board late (11.00pm, due to berth rescheduling at Portsmouth, the cruise was very good value for money. My daughter and I spent a lot of time on deck, reading and sunbathing. We slept well on the surprisingly comfortable bunks. The weather and sea were perfect! The dolphin watch commentator was very informative and the Spanish receptionists were most helpful and kind. The Captain and First Officer's daily bulletins also ensured passengers were kept informed of events, both… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Had A great 3 day voyage on the pride weather was...”

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… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“a brilliant couple of days staff are a 1 entertament...”

Written on: 04/07/2010 by martin and elaine 123 (1 review written)

a brilliant couple of days staff are a 1 entertament 5star smooth crossing everyone should go on it… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“We booked this mini cruise after we saw it advertised...”

Written on: 13/06/2010

We booked this mini cruise after we saw it advertised on travelzoo. the price was so cheap, we just couldnt let it go. i would definitely recommend it becuase everybody on our trip had such a good time. in our group we a mixture of adults and children and everybody found something to entertain themselves with pretty much all the time. The entertainment at the show bar was brilliant, my 4 year old couldnt get enough of it. they had a good childrens play area which was always kept clean. the… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“excelent value for money suitable for people of all...”

Written on: 07/06/2010 by ditzydivaOx (3 reviews written)

excelent value for money suitable for people of all ages :) got to see dolphins whilst on board which really added to the trip[. lots of entertainment on board. i recommend taking a travel kettle and snacks as food on board can be quite pricey. only bad thing of the holiday was that we went whilst the weather was really bad so half of the group spent the trip being sick due to how bad the waves were but we foundtravel sickness tablets on board in abundant supply and very cheap… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“I thought this cruise was real vlue for money. Yes a...”

Written on: 06/06/2010

I thought this cruise was real vlue for money. Yes a meal is £12 per head per meal (main) and £5 for kids and breakfast £5 but come on thats still value for money this means a family of four is looking at £30 as day main meals without drinks. We took our own breakfast, water and drinks an extension lead and a travel kettle and the provisions so we saved load of money on food and drink. Drinks in the bar are like £7 for double vodka and coke one coke and a pint of shandy, which is the sam,e as… Read Full Review

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“Good for cheap family getaway. you do not need to take...”

Written on: 05/06/2010

Good for cheap family getaway. you do not need to take your own towells. Take a travel kettle for tea/coffee. Don,t go on the ships tours what they don,t tell is that when you get to Santurtzi ....off Boat turn left and ten mins away is the train station( cost us 6.50 euors for 3 adults return children under 11 do not pay)which will take you straight into bilbao (20)mins away. then you can walk to Guggenheim museum ( about £15 euros each) or walk around bilbao itself. Remember that spain is one… Read Full Review

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