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
it's always a joy and pleasure to travel with P&O.. every single staff-member I spoke to, from boarding gate to catering where very professional, kind, helpful and had a nice smile on their face. so thank you for making my trip so easy and pleasant.
Reviewed 15 May 2016 by Els who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
"Cross channel delight"
Our ferry crossings were simply excellent from start to finish.
Reviewed 07 May 2016 by Anonymous who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
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 France
"Calais to Dover"
Everything fabulous, relaxing, smooth, easy, pleasant. The way to enjoy the crossing, the scenery, to rest.
Reviewed 06 May 2016 by Gabriele who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
Everything was perfect, the ship was punctual and clean, the staff was competence as well.
Reviewed 29 April 2016 by Michele who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
first time I have used a comparison web site, direct ferries was the easiest to use so simple and quick it made me suspicious, but all was well there and back
Reviewed 17 April 2016 by Neil who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
Absolutely painless from start to finish. The ferry was all part of the excitement for the kids. Time on-board to sit down kick back and relax for an hour before the long drive in France. We also had to change our car details a few weeks before departure, fearing a huge admin fee I was impressed to be able to make these changes myself online very easily and fee free. Well done Direct Ferries! On the return journey we arrived a little early to Calais and we were asked if we wanted to catch an earlier ferry, again for no extra cost, brilliant. We'll be back without doubt.
Reviewed 15 April 2016 by Roy who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
The ship left Dover early and arrived in Calais early as well. Very impressed with breakfast. Very smooth crossing only a slight breeze. Loading and unloading was very quick and efficient, no hold ups with customs or immigration.
Reviewed 12 April 2016 by Ian who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
"A great aggregator!"
When you go to France from the UK, all three ferry operators offer same quality service, while the price may be different for each trip. You can, therefore, either go to all three web-sites yourself, or use one aggregator. Save your time and chose the cheapest transportation! It doesn't matter whether it is Pride of Kent or Spirit of France at all.
Reviewed 02 April 2016 by Aleksandrs who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
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 France
We have travelled from Dover to Calais and return twice over the past five months. And cannot fault the service from P & O. They are a well trained crew from the bar decks to the food service staff. All of them were friendly and helpful and worked very efficiently at making the experience enjoyable.
Reviewed 03 March 2016 by Ron who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
We enjoyed the trip very much. it was a pleasent trip
Reviewed 23 February 2016 by Gezim who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
"Nice friendly staff"
Couldn't fault our journey there and back, even though on the way back it took 3.5 hrs due to both the weather and a ferry that had a medical emergency. Will definitely book with Direct Ferries again.
Reviewed 14 February 2016 by Carol, Ann who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
"Dover Calais crossing"
After the disruption of the day before all went well, grotty weather , the punctuality was excellent.
Reviewed 07 February 2016 by William who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
Simple and straightforward on-line booking experience. Immediate confirmation via email and best of all fantastic value for money (£39 on-line compared to £149 at the port on the day). Thank you Direct Ferries, I will certainly recommend this service to family and friends
Reviewed 05 February 2016 by William who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
We use direct ferries a lot and have always found them excellent and fair. Would recommend.
Reviewed 03 February 2016 by Lesley who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
It's was a nice trip, I like P&O ferry.
Reviewed 14 January 2016 by Ionut-alin who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
I have booked the ferry on the last minute and i found this website which it was cheaper that any other online offers. Straight forward and simple to book. Manny thanks
Reviewed 11 January 2016 by Elena Andreea who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
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 France
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 France