The biggest ferry on the Channel, the Spirit of Britain is 700 feet long, almost 100 feet wide, and can carry more than 1,000 cars as well as 2,000 passengers. Onboard you will find an international food court, bar and cafe, discounted shopping, a brasserie, games room, family lounge, bureau de change, an exclusive club lounge and much more.
There are no cabins onboard however seating is available in the club class lounge. Pre-book to enjoy a touch of luxury during your channel crossing including a complimentary glass of champagne, tea, coffee, soft drinks and newspapers – all served by friendly staff.
With a choice of bars and restaurants onboard there really is something for everyone, to suit all tastes and pockets. If you are travelling with the family then head to the Food Court, serving exciting cuisine from around the world - the place for a tasty curry as well as freshly prepared traditional British fare, like fish and chips! If you prefer to dine in style, why not try the Brasserie, with the highest quality food and wine served to your table.
The onboard coffee shops serve a selection of light snacks and pastries - plus a wide range of hot and cold drinks, including the famous Costa Coffee.
Check out the Bar for a fun and lively atmosphere and a perfect place to socialise whilst enjoying a drink. Those travelling with children may prefer the family lounge which features comfortable seating with a bar, light snacks, tea, coffee and soft drinks on offer.
In the summer months there’s also an alfresco bar.
There are some great bargains to be had in the onboard shops with literally hundreds of products considerably cheaper than you can find anywhere in the UK. Not only will you find great savings of up to 40% off high street prices on selected fragrances, skincare and cosmetics, but you can also save up to 30% on wine, beer and spirits too. The onboard shop also stocks the latest in travel entertainment aimed at making your journey more comfortable, including the latest best-selling novels, toys and games for the whole family.
You’ll also find free wifi, a commission free bureau de change and an ATM machine with an E Top up facility.
For children there’s a variety of activities onboard including play areas and quieter spots for watching videos. During the summer holidays when many people take their family breaks, you will find children's entertainers onboard with specially trained staff to encourage creativity with some supervised painting or drawing, allowing parents time to sit and enjoy their own space.
If notified or requested staff will meet and assist customers with wheelchairs on the vehicle deck. All shopping, dining and seating areas are wheelchair friendly.
Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Spirit of Britain 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.
96% of our customers recommended this ship
We had a comfortable journey, on time, clean, friendly. The ship was full on the way back but staff were still taking time to smile and be polite. Thank you
Reviewed 28 August 2016 by Anonymous who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
In high winds and choppy seas we enjoyed a safe and timely service. The crew were great and cafe service quick and friendly.
Reviewed 28 August 2016 by Keith who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
It was nice and fantastic
Reviewed 20 August 2016 by Anonymous who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
Everything runs according to the plan. Well organised. Great time onboard
Reviewed 18 August 2016 by Claudiu who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
"First time on Spirit of France"
We cross the Channel frequently - in spite of the very crowded ship this was one of our most pleasant crossings.
Reviewed 14 August 2016 by Gillian Stoneman who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
"Happy holiday "
Used your ferry for a trip to France . Good crossing there and back . Would highly recommend . Booking for next year 😀
Reviewed 13 August 2016 by Anonymous who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
"Great Expierience, but overpriced breakfast "
Everything was just fine, the ship clean and the crew made boarding easy and safe. Only the breakfast at the Restaurant Brasserie was way overpriced for the quality of the food served. We paid 47 £ for 2 adults and 2 kids and were disappointed after all.
Reviewed 13 August 2016 by Jan who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
Service is good .friendly and helpful staff.
Reviewed 11 August 2016 by Szalai who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
Everything went to plan. No delays. Nice trip.
Reviewed 08 August 2016 by Ebrahim who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
"First class P&O "
Would like to thank you for your great service and I will be booking a trip at the end of this month john&kelly.
Reviewed 04 August 2016 by John Charles who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
Reviewed 04 August 2016 by Simon who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
Quick check_in.(we were put on an earlier boat). Busy but not overcrowded. Toilets became dirty towards end of voyage
Reviewed 02 August 2016 by William who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
"Going on holiday"
Reviewed 01 August 2016 by Alan who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
I wasn't expecting too much from a Dover-Calais ferry, but this was more than adequate. Plenty of seating (although the boat was not full), reasonable food, and everything was clean and efficient.
Reviewed 31 July 2016 by Christopher who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
"dominator festival trip"
Smooth crossing good ship no complaints from this customer
Reviewed 25 July 2016 by Peter who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
"A relaxing trip"
We had no problem finding the correct line. Security stress free. An enjoyable meal in the food court although we think the breakfast should be "all-day". Pleased with duty free whiskey and the barman had Worcestershire sauce for the tomato juice. A relaxing trip!
Reviewed 24 July 2016 by James who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
Very pleased, was coming and going in time schedule, clean and kind staff!
Reviewed 23 July 2016 by Vlad who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
Loaded on time, left on time, no problems.
Reviewed 19 July 2016 by Michael who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
"P&O High standards"
We travelled on the Spirit of Britain and the Pride of Canterbury around the weekend of the 9th/10th July, out of core holiday season but both crossings were very busy. Both were punctual and effortless, the staff as always cheerful and accommodating. Food quality is the best we have experienced between all operators and is a key reason for us always selecting P&O, making the most of this 90 minute break in driving. General facilities on board are always good with coffee and snacks available from a number of locations and a useful shopping area with motoring essentials for all those bits you forgot to buy previously. No shortage of seats but I usually keep on the move to benefit from the exercise break. Downside as always is the wait to get through security and check-in, usually after hours in the car when you just want to get out and stretch your legs! Dover 15 minutes for a morning ferry, Calais 30 minutes for an evening one, and this is out of season.
Reviewed 18 July 2016 by Paul who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
"Cheap 'n Cheerfull but suprisingly good breakfast"
Fairly last minute booking hence using Dover rather than our usual Poole - Cherbourg. No probs at all finding both port and correct lane for P&O. Arrived slightly early and were promptly offered (and accepted) earlier ferry. Once on board Bistro served a superb breakfast at a pretty reasonable price (if like us you are used to Bristol prices). This also gave the benefit of a great seat and view as we left Dover. All in all very happy with entire deal - Unlike the return trip !!
Reviewed 18 July 2016 by James who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain