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.
95% of our customers recommended this ship
We've crossed the channel by ferry hundreds of times with practically every company available but this was our first with Condor. It definitely won't be our last. A clean ship, cheerful, friendly & efficient staff, good quality food and great value cabins/quiet lounges. We will book for next summer as soon as the crossing becomes available.
Reviewed 14 August 2016 by Valerie who travelled with Condor Ferries on Commodore Clipper
"Jersey & Back"
We took the ferry from Portsmouth to Jersey and returned via the fast ferry to Poole. Both services were efficient, the ship's were clean and comfortable and the staff friendly and helpful. I would use the service again.
Reviewed 23 July 2016 by Brian who travelled with Condor Ferries on Commodore Clipper
It is very comfortable travelling on this ship and the food served in the resteraunt is excellent, with a good choice and well cooked food.
Reviewed 11 July 2016 by Jenny who travelled with Condor Ferries on Commodore Clipper
For the money this was a great little trip with our camper van. No frills but we did not want that for this short crossing. On and off the boat very quick, all staff very helpful and we parked on the deck and could watch our camper from the bar area. Excellent value for money at £140 return.
Reviewed 03 July 2016 by Michael who travelled with Condor Ferries on Commodore Clipper
Great service with brittany ferries to cherbourg , hassle free.
Reviewed 03 July 2016 by Ian who travelled with Condor Ferries on Commodore Clipper
Nice small ship with great facilities. Spotlessly clean, stable in the storm (Kate) continued to operate when all the high speed services we're confined to port.
Reviewed 04 April 2016 by Tim who travelled with Condor Ferries on Commodore Clipper
"Recent December Trip"
I was moved from my booking from Portsmouth to Poole but despite one engine out on the ferry, I had a pleasant trip which was comfortable and I enjoyed it as usual. Can't complain at all; staff through all the changes excellent and kept me well informed. Think the reputation condor has at the moment is undeserved and if only they could control the weather their service would be fine.
Reviewed 05 January 2016 by Simon who travelled with Condor Ferries on Commodore Clipper
great and easy to book turned up at port all sorted drive on have meal look around get off no hassle great service
Reviewed 06 September 2015 by Martin who travelled with Condor Ferries on Commodore Clipper
Excellent. Very smooth, helpful service and the all round view from the top deck bar is lovely.
Reviewed 23 August 2015 by Trevor who travelled with Condor Ferries on Commodore Clipper
"journey on ferry"
enjoyable trip on the ferry to guernsey and back to portsmouth
Reviewed 04 August 2015 by Christopher who travelled with Condor Ferries on Commodore Clipper
"Very relaxing crossing"
Took a while to get on board but the staff were really helpful and friendly. We booked reclining chairs in the quiet lounge - excellent for a 5 hour crossing! Nice and compact with all services right where we needed them - recliners, loos, food, shop. Food was good and service excellent. Loos were clean. Helped by a very calm crossing and travel bands, it was great to be able to easily go out on deck. Only criticism if any is the central seating area was far too hot and the crossing seemed very slow - but I got to read my book!
Reviewed 27 July 2015 by Richard who travelled with Condor Ferries on Commodore Clipper
"outstanding operator "
This is the third successive year we have used this operator... condor ferries simply leave the rest in their wake! Excellent prices and very courteous staff. Spotlessly clean and everything you need on this compact and well appointed vessel.
Reviewed 26 July 2015 by Julian who travelled with Condor Ferries on Commodore Clipper
"Good value for money."
Friendly staff and good prices on board.
Reviewed 19 July 2015 by Patrick who travelled with Condor Ferries on Commodore Clipper
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