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Goodbye P&O Portsmouth -Bilbao


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The charter agreement for the ship comes to an end in September which is the prime reason behind the closure. The route hasn't been economically viable for some time, and as it's P&O's only route from Portsmouth it makes it even less feasible to keep a presence there just for a handful of crossings per week. The gap should be more than filled by the extra services to be operated by Brittany Ferries' latest ship, though that goes to Santander rather than Bilbao.

Remember too that it's freight that makes the profit, particularly on a long route like that. P&O tried to fill the ship with cheap booze cruisers, but only with a limited amount of success.

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