The Commodore Clipper is a purpose built conventional ferry designed for a year round, all-weather service. This well-equipped ship has space for around 300 passengers and over 100 cars. Onboard facilities include en-suite cabins, reclining Seats, a brasserie, a lounge bar, duty free shop and a children’s area.
There’s a range of comfortable cabins available on the Commodore Clipper, all offering en-suite facilities. In addition, there are 2 cabins with disabled facilities which are accessible by wheelchair.
In terms of seating, relaxing reclining seats are available for a small supplement. For a bit of extra luxury and affordable comfort, book a Condor Ferries Club Class seat. These seats are in a private lounge area featuring tables for work or relaxation, a steward service, complimentary newspapers and a selection of snacks and hot drinks.
The Commodore Clipper offers a sit down service and a mouth-watering menu with plenty of choice on every sailing including hot and cold breakfasts, a wide selection of filled sandwiches and baguettes, a choice of tempting desserts and a good selection of hot and cold drinks.
The Condor Traveller Bar offers a wide selection of soft and alcoholic drinks.
As the Channel Islands are treated as being outside of the EU you’ll be able to shop duty free onboard the Condor Rapide! You'll be amazed at the range of quality branded products available too including beauty, cigarettes & tobacco, confectionery, fashion accessories, fragrance, gifts, spirits, toys, games, travel essentials, wines and beers.
Children can enjoy the viewing deck where they can watch the ferry pull away and make its onward journey. There is also a soft seated children’s area to keep them entertained throughout the journey where they can watch DVD's.
Most seats are wheelchair accessible including the reclining seat lounges, which includes some seating with flexible armrests. There are also 2 cabins with disabled facilities which are suitable for use by wheelchair users.
Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Commodore Clipper guide as accurate as possible, onboard facilities, services and entertainment may vary depending on the date and time of year that you travel, facilities mentioned may change without notification and ferry companies reserve the right to operate vessels other than those mentioned at time of booking without prior notification.
94% of our customers recommended this ship
Very relaxing journey
Reviewed 01 July 2015 by Jenny who travelled with Condor Ferries on Commodore Clipper
I took a ferry from Portsmouth to Cherburgh and back having a car on board. Boarding was quick and easy, loading cars was amazingly organised and handled well. Staff were helpful and ferry left on time.
Reviewed 28 June 2015 by Heli who travelled with Condor Ferries on Commodore Clipper
"recent trip to vendee"
me and my husband recently used the commodore clipper from portsmouth to cherbourg and were very pleasantly pleased with the whole trip. from the price,booking process and the spot on departure times, the staff are excellent especially the very patient car deck guys and the muppets they have to deal with.. would definitely use again and highly recommend.. already looking to book our next trip.. thanks👍🏻
Reviewed 15 June 2015 by Louise who travelled with Condor Ferries on Commodore Clipper
"condor ferry trip"
very good trip both ways on the ferry. travelling by motorcycle, the loading staff were very helpful and the front wheel clamps made the bike very secure. The ferry set off on times both ways. The food was good and very hot, better than on more expensive ferries we have travelled on. The ferry is small so there is not a lot to look at or places to walk, although there are quite a few televisions around. The seats are not too comfy when you are sitting there for five hours. Coming back from France the signposting on the port was not very clear, you had to use the Brittany terminal. Overall it was a good experience.
Reviewed 15 June 2015 by Michael who travelled with Condor Ferries on Commodore Clipper
"Easy and quick crossing"
It's a while since I've been on a ferry, and this was the first time with a car and a family. After a shaky start (the layout of the queues at Portsmouth was confusing), we got safely onto the ferry and made our way on deck. There was a relatively small passenger deck, but the food was really tasty and, whilst expensive, not stupidly so, and given that this was a quick crossing, the smalls didn't tire of experience and we emerged safely on the French coast with smiles on our faces.
Reviewed 07 June 2015 by Bryan who travelled with Condor Ferries on Commodore Clipper
"Deserves more than three stars"
If your life is all rush, take the fast ferry. For a real ship and a pleasant (winter) crossing, take the Commodore Clipper, (which runs in all weather) and book the Club lounge by day and the Deluxe cabin by night. Our cabin was airy and beautifully presented, even a fruit bowl. My only regret is that the food in the dining room could be better, especially since the crossing allows time for a better dining experience! The ship is clean, stable in all weathers and crewed by well trained and courteous staff.
Reviewed 16 January 2015 by Anonymous who travelled with Condor Ferries on Commodore Clipper
had a good journey both ways we like this travel route as it.s not all rushing around. Staff are great very polite and always helpful Despite the high costing on drink the food was good, the cleanliness of the boat is a credit to crew they work hard I will always use this route when ever possible as it suits my need to get the place I go in UK if there was ever a fast ferry to Portsmouth it might be then my first choice of ferry travel than the clipper
Reviewed 08 November 2014 by Bernard who travelled with Condor Ferries on Commodore Clipper
"Travel Commodore Clipper"
We had lovely a trip to and from our destination. Our booking was done on line without any problems would use direct ferries again and would also recommend them.
Reviewed 03 November 2014 by Anonymous who travelled with Condor Ferries on Commodore Clipper
Very pleased with all aspects of our trip with ommodore Clipper A very clean ship with good food and friendly crew.
Reviewed 01 November 2014 by Michael who travelled with Condor Ferries on Commodore Clipper
"day trip to jersey"
arrived at checkin 07.00 boarded ship 08.30 sailed at 09.10 good clean ship. attentive staff. arrived jersey 19.30 lovely calm crossing. very efficient, very pleasant. the return trip sevsn days latter equally as good.
Reviewed 05 October 2014 by Trevor who travelled with Condor Ferries on Commodore Clipper
"Poole to Guernsey fat cat."
Easy process of getting to the ferry port and driving onto the cat, it was a tight fit, so get used to squeezing your car into a small spot, it's the same when getting off with lots of reversing and gear changes. The ferry was nice and quick and the three hours flew by, service was good and the staff friendly. Didn't really try the food out, but it looked cheep and cheerful and good enough if you were hungry.
Reviewed 13 August 2014 by Robert who travelled with Condor Ferries on Commodore Clipper
"A great way to Travel to the Channel Islands"
This was our first trip by sea to the Channel Islands and after reading several reviews, it was clear that Condor operated a great service. We stayed in Portsmouth the night before our crossing and had a ten minute drive to the ferry port. We could take as much luggage as we wanted to. I decided to book the Club Class lounge which was superb, free tea, coffee and soft drinks along with complimentary cakes/biscuits was an extra surprise as we did not expect this. The seats were extremely comfortable with panoramic sea views. The ship was not very busy and there were only 7 people in the Club lounge. Everyone passengers and crew alike were very friendly. We returned on the overnight ferry and had a superior deluxe cabin. This was definitely worth every penny. My partner was able to watch the late world cup game on the in cabin TV. Beds were very comfortable. This was the most relaxing way to start and end a holiday without the hassle of waiting around at airports and sitting on a squashed aircraft with limited luggage. Already planning next years trip to the Channel islands and highly recommend anyone who wants a relaxing holiday from start to finish.
Reviewed 16 July 2014 by Anonymous who travelled with Condor Ferries on Commodore Clipper
"Adventure in the Clipper Condoferries "
I had a wonderful time enjoying good services good food at reasonable cost.on return back to Portsmouth I really loved the rest in the cabin. I went to St Malo during my stay in jersey the day trip was great in the Rapido Condoferries.All in all superb services
Reviewed 11 July 2014 by Glory who travelled with Condor Ferries on Commodore Clipper
"Adventure in the Clipper Condor ferries "
I had a wonderful time enjoying good services good food at reasonable cost. On return back to Portsmouth I really loved the rest in the cabin. I went to St Malo during my stay in jersey the day trip was great in the Rapido Condoferries. All in all superb services.
Reviewed 11 July 2014 by Glory who travelled with Condor Ferries on Commodore Clipper
"Ferry from France to England and return"
Good crossing. Comfortable seating and everywhere clean and tidy. Will consider using this crossing with Condor Ferries again.
Reviewed 07 July 2014 by Antonio who travelled with Condor Ferries on Commodore Clipper
"Savonna to Bastia, Ile Rousse to Nice."
Impressed with service and helpfulness of crew. Loading and unloading of our motorcycles a little chaotic but harmless. Excellent quality food for the fixed price breakfast and dinner and good clean cabin.
Reviewed 29 June 2014 by John who travelled with Condor Ferries on Commodore Clipper
"Part of the holiday"
Smooth crossings both ways; recliner seats on the outward journey and a beautifully comfortable cabin on the return; excellent food - all made our crossings to and from Guernsey a really relaxing and enjoyable part of the holiday. Sailings were exactly on schedule. At every stage we met efficiency and courtesy. We go to Sark most years, and this is the way we like to go.
Reviewed 28 June 2014 by David who travelled with Condor Ferries on Commodore Clipper
I cannot fault direct ferries for their service,I write this review simply to urge passengers who wish/need to arrive in Portsmouth ready to face a long drive on the motorways not to rely on the use of the reclining seats for a good nights rest. Although they are reasonably comfortable for an hour or two, they do not recline sufficiently to support the body for sleep.
Reviewed 18 June 2014 by John who travelled with Condor Ferries on Commodore Clipper
"Slow boat to Cherbourg."
Our view is that the Ship is fine. Our criticism is that it takes FAR TOO LONG to travel the relative short distance between the Ports.Can it not be speeded up,we were crossing far quicker when we used Hovercraft.In this `modern`day and age,I think it pretty poor that it can take FIVE HOURS to cross! TOO SLOW! After disembarkation, I then have a 5 to 6 hour car journey. The shop is pretty poor,can`t buy Smokes or Booze or much else!(why)
Reviewed 15 June 2014 by David Hart who travelled with Condor Ferries on Commodore Clipper
Just been Portsmouth /Cherbourg with Condor Ferries, excellent service with great food and very polite and helpful staff.
Reviewed 15 June 2014 by Brian who travelled with Condor Ferries on Commodore Clipper