At more than 47,000 gross tonnes and 213 metres in length, the Spirit of France can carry more than 1,000 cars and up to 2,000 passengers. Spirit of France entered service a year later than her sister ship - Spirit of Britain, and with her shares the title of the largest ship to have been built for the Dover Strait.
Onboard you will find an international food court, bar and cafe, discounted shopping, a brasserie, games room, family lounge, bureau de change, free WiFi, an ATM machine, an exclusive club lounge and much more.
There are no cabins onboard the Spirit of France however seating is available in the club class lounge. Pre-book to enjoy a touch of luxury during your trip including a complimentary glass of champagne, tea, coffee, soft drinks and newspapers – all served by P&O Ferries friendly staff.
With a choice of bars and restaurants there really is something for everyone onboard the Spirit of France 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 Spirit of France 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.
There's a variety of activities onboard for children 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 on the Spirit of France are wheelchair friendly.
Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Spirit of France 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
"Our ferry travel"
We were pleased with the journey. It was smooth and simple.
Reviewed 31 August 2016 by Matthew who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
Great deal for the money
Reviewed 30 August 2016 by Anonymous who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
"Typical P&O class"
Good facilities, polite staff and very clean.
Reviewed 19 August 2016 by Chris who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
First class service both ways. No hiccups, friendly staff. Will use again.
Reviewed 18 August 2016 by Daren S who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
Reviewed 15 August 2016 by Elena who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
"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 France
People are just nice and alqays helpful. The boats are great too. I recommend It.
Reviewed 13 August 2016 by Frederic who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
A great ship for a late night ferry. Managed to get a a sleigh bed type seat and most of the children slept (shame we didn't have blankets!) Well equipped and clean.
Reviewed 12 August 2016 by Alan who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
"Trip to portugal"
Great trip... this is the second year im going abroad with my car and its been perfect...always on time is what matters the most for me. =) A bit disappointed with the toilets, were dirty and smelly. And as well the seating area, the fact that everyone is running to go upstairs and lay down on sofas made me a bit upset as when I got there had no space. Maybe is something that you could improve: more seats. Apart from that great trip and I might visit again next year.
Reviewed 11 August 2016 by Patricia who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
"Trip from Dover to Calais and back"
Excellent in every respect.
Reviewed 09 August 2016 by Gregory who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
booked in for the 11pm crossing got to dover at 6pm we were on the 8pm crossing 1st class
Reviewed 07 August 2016 by Simon who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
"Going on holiday"
Reviewed 01 August 2016 by Alan who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
Just a ride across the Channel. Easy on. Easy off. Good boat. Smooth ride.
Reviewed 27 July 2016 by Anthony who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
Vary good no hanging around all an time till next time thanks
Reviewed 19 July 2016 by Anonymous who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
Good Value, clean, efficient, pleasant staff, have sailed before and will do again. We had to wait in Dover Port on return because berth was still full with another P&O ship.!(These things happen) All in all satisfied and happy. Thanks Bill Hunt Ely Cambs.CB7 4HL
Reviewed 18 July 2016 by William who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
"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 France
"Good & safe travels"
It was lovely travelling across the channel on P&O ferries. Non flawed service and would always book with P&O for all my future travels. Car safety and my family loved the service.
Reviewed 17 July 2016 by Elton who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
"P&O pride of Kent"
We travel to France at least three times a year and always use P&O and eat in the Brasserie. We have never had problems before and realise that the hour and a half delay last Thursday was caused by an accident in the kitchen, but the delay meant that we were caught up in the triumphant French fans, plus the aftermath of a major accident on the A1, meaning that our 4 hour journey to Orleans took 7 hours, meaning that we arrived with 2 traumatised small children - not a good start to our holiday.
Reviewed 13 July 2016 by John who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
"Peace of mind"
Very practical in every step of the way. Thank you
Reviewed 12 July 2016 by Anonymous who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
"Dover - Calais"
We arrived early and were put onto an earlier ferry with no fuss - very quick and efficient.
Reviewed 11 July 2016 by Anonymous who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France