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
"Just what we wanted "
As ever we had no problems getting to and from France. The P&O ships Spirit of France there and Spirit of Britain back were on time, very tidy and the duty free shops are well priced. Excellent value thank you. I always use direct ferries and the administration is top drawer.
Reviewed 22 May 2016 by Daniel who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
"Dover Calais on P&O"
Good trip, good service, good food, punctual, friendly. Booked through Direct Ferries so I know I got the best price. What's not to like?
Reviewed 22 May 2016 by Anthony who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
"Easy and comfortable"
Direct Ferries offer great prices on a very easy to use website. The journey itself was well managed and the ferry was comfortable with all the necessary facilities. Highly recommended!
Reviewed 08 May 2016 by Katie who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
We would have normally used the tunnel for this visit but decided to use the ferry for a change. It was a very professional and pleasant experience. We paid extra and travelled in the club lounge, where the service and ambience were excellent. Embarking and disembarking was reasonably quick. We will travel this way again. My wife actually said 'I wish this trip took longer!'
Reviewed 07 May 2016 by Arnold who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
what a surprise - great breakfast clean toilets helpful staff
Reviewed 30 April 2016 by Diane who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
Excellent service it was punctual and loading was very quick. We were kept informed throughout the voyage of all we required to know.
Reviewed 27 April 2016 by Keith who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
"Perfect ferry trips"
We booked the standard Ferry trip Dover Calais. No fuss no bother. Arrived at terminal all nice and easy check in drove on no problem. Ship nice clean and tidy. All in all will use P&O again no better recommendation!!
Reviewed 23 April 2016 by Graham who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
Excellent journey! Nice , quick and clean! A BIG thankyou!
Reviewed 20 April 2016 by Harskuti who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
"Trip to Calais"
It all worked out quite smooth, there and back.
Reviewed 18 April 2016 by Mohammad who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
"Ok for what I warmed"
Very clean and staff very helpful
Reviewed 16 April 2016 by Philip who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
A famous English politician once said "there's no such thing as a free meal". He had obviously never travelled with P&O. My daughter and I waited patiently for the queue to hot food to disappear before going along to choose ours. Plenty of choice left in spite of the boat being full, friendly staff too. We were ushered through to our seats without paying! Great experience!
Reviewed 15 April 2016 by Dennis who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
"Great as always"
Ferry has become the preferred method of travel when returning to UK - everything about the whole experience makes it easy for a young family to travel stress free - Ships are excellent, Food is excellent, customer service is always excellent - thankyou once again.
Reviewed 09 April 2016 by Anthony who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
Brilliant service, particularly impressive was being put onto the next ferry when, on both occasions we arrived at unscheduled times, once because of a four and a half hour traffic delay. Only one mistake: on entering Dover we were not put into the right check in queue (for P & O Ferries) and had to check in by special arrangement at the office (saving another 1/2 hour queue). They were very helpful in an extremely stressful situation.
Reviewed 07 April 2016 by Patrick who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
very good trip,and got upgraded to club class,but not before being told i could not travel on the crossing i was booked on because there was too many coaches on the ship.They only let me know this when i arrived at the port,so i complained and they put me in club class so the matter was resolved,and i had a good crossing.
Reviewed 26 March 2016 by Anonymous who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
This was our first time to use this service and everything went according to our plan. No concerns
Reviewed 26 February 2016 by Anonymous who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
Honestly by booking it through Direct Ferries is much cheaper by some 10's of pounds than it is on the actual Ferry website. Great And adequate service
Reviewed 22 February 2016 by Lawrence who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
"A mixed bag "
Pride of Canterbury Needs a Refit. Bit grubby in the restaurant area. Toilets not great. Not too bad. Spirit of Britain Lovely ship. Clean, bright and excellent facilities.
Reviewed 27 December 2015 by Simon who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
Ferry crossings don't always have to be a painful experience, I have recently made several crossings on the P&O services from Dover which have been great, booking with Direct ferries has been a pleasure and cheaper.
Reviewed 26 December 2015 by Stuart who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
Always the same this time of the year atrocious weather conditions making delays. But things on the boat in good order. Service at the bar was excellent and loading on and very efficient.
Reviewed 13 December 2015 by Michael who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
"Good driving break"
After driving from the Greater Manchester area and arriving just on time, the 1h30 ferry break was more than welcome. Even though the boat looked crowded, we managed to find seats fairly easily. It was as quick to go in as it was to go out and we were back on the road within minutes.
Reviewed 29 November 2015 by Anonymous who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain