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
"Very Satisfied "
This is the 2nd time we have sailed on the Spirit of France / Britain. Been very satisfied on each occasion.
Reviewed 16 October 2016 by Clifford who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
I travel on P&O quite regularly , for me they are the best ferry , the staff are always so friendly , extremely helpful , the ships are clean and bright , loading and unloading is always so efficiently done , duty free a bonus , carry to car a great extra , very very rarely do they not run on time and cancellation ,,, for me not once this year , all in all a brilliant experience , wouldn't travel with anyone else , oh and very competitive prices . highly recommend the Brasserie for breakfast ,
Reviewed 10 October 2016 by Karen who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
A satisfactory experience overall.
Reviewed 03 October 2016 by Christopher who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
"A Bike Friendly Service"
I regularly use the Service for getting across the channel with my motorbike. They are pretty well on time, all of the times I have used them. I prefer P@O because the tie down straps work and they include a wide piece of padding as part of the strap. Anything that protects the bike better is alright by me. On the negative side, they do need to spend some time in freeing up the tie down point rings which seem to be rusted in.
Reviewed 03 October 2016 by Gary who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
"P and O: September 2016"
More relaxing than the tunnel. Safer for the driver when on a long drive as we were from the Middle of France to the middle of England! Shame about the M25. Only traffic jam in 3,000 miles of driving!
Reviewed 25 September 2016 by Patricia who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
As always P & O does what it says it will do
Reviewed 25 September 2016 by Graham who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
"A relaxing way to cross the channel"
Easy to book and easy to board. Comfortable sailing with lots of options to eat and drink, read newspapers and shop!
Reviewed 25 September 2016 by Chris Harrison who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
"Is ok "
Good ship . Nice
Reviewed 24 September 2016 by Palade who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
"Old fashioned luxury"
Excellent service and comfortable. Helpful friendly staff. Clean and well looked after ship. Just like the older Brocklebank Line!
Reviewed 23 September 2016 by Trevor Brocklebank who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
very happy with the service from P&O ferries on a return trip to Calais. Helpful and efficient service on both ferries and I noticed how staff work hard between crossings to keep the ferry clean and tidy - good crossings!
Reviewed 22 September 2016 by Cath who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
both journeys were trouble free,we arrived at the ports early on both journeys and on each occasion were put on an earlier ferry,noi complaints at all.
Reviewed 19 September 2016 by Kenneth who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
"P&O offers great Channel crossings"
Good crossing. Friendly staff. We were allocated to a special space so that our van with our dog on board would not be in the sunshine.
Reviewed 17 September 2016 by Madeleine who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
Reviewed 14 September 2016 by Ivo who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
"Ok but boring"
A big pity that most outside decks/walks are closed on the ferry. Am not a smoker but I love standing outside and looking out. I guess its for some childish security measures. Next time will take train 😟
Reviewed 12 September 2016 by Hendrik who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
"Great Price Great Service!"
You cant go wrong with them! Will defo use them again!
Reviewed 12 September 2016 by Robert who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
A great service. They allowed us to travel early as we allowed extra time to get there. Busy early morning crossing on the way back due to all the security, but personally I would rather that than them being lax
Reviewed 11 September 2016 by Gary who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
We enjoyed our trip to France on Spirit of France. As it was an early morning voyage at 4:20am, it was frustrating to hear loud pop music coming from the bar by the outdoor deck while we and other passengers were trying to rest. Staff should have the confidence and training to operate with discretion and prevent such disturbances in the future.
Reviewed 10 September 2016 by Kim who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
every things was fine
Reviewed 08 September 2016 by Tomasz who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
"Great service and crossing"
Having arrived early for our outward crossing and return we were offered earlier boats.. staff very helpful and cannot fault the service we recieved. Thank you :-)
Reviewed 05 September 2016 by Neil who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
It was nice to travel with p &Q ferry I like it.
Reviewed 04 September 2016 by Ahmed Shah who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain