Looking across from the ship we could see we were berthed along side Fred Olsen Cruise Lines ‘Black Watch ship.
As you can see from the above photo, the Black Watch ship is considerably smaller than the Oriana. It was joked among the Oriana customers, that the Black Watch could be used as one of the Oriana’s lifeboats. Although this analogy may not be true the difference in size was considerable.
We decided following breakfast to take one of the complimentary coaches provided by P&O from our berth into the town of Bilbao.
This was the only port in which we were required to carry our passports ashore. This was at the request of the local authorities, although we were never asked to show them.