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
"Quick, Efficient, and Easy"
I booked my ferry ticket through Direct Ferries. Everything was as it should be. It was quick, efficient and easy to do. I had not problems whatsoever.
Reviewed 25 November 2015 by Anonymous who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
Excellent and punctual return trip. :-)
Reviewed 08 November 2015 by Anonymous who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
"Excellent crossing on great ships"
From start to finish, the experience was first class. Lovely staff and crew , clean ships and relaxing and comfortable with every thing that you could need available to you. both crossings on time and we were off within a couple of minutes of docking. Great experience .
Reviewed 08 November 2015 by Abigail and Kevin who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
Very Good experience! It´s the second time we use P&O in the last 3 months and it´s excellent. Easy to embark, easy to book, fast and smooth embarking and the team is very helpful! Good experience.
Reviewed 06 November 2015 by Anonymous who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
I was impressed that Direct Ferries delivered good comparison results and it was a great crossing with P&O for our family. There was plenty of room and enough to do over the 1h 30m. My only gripe was that we paid a lot for breakfast on board.
Reviewed 05 November 2015 by Christopher who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
"So easy and well doe"
Had not traveled by ferry for a while but really appreciated how far they have come. Clean ships, fantastic shore crew and so polite security team and professional customer service . So relaxing and what a great start to along weekend
Reviewed 03 November 2015 by Abigail who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
"Great start to the holiday"
Had not used the ferry crossing for many years but due to regular delays at the tunnel and the price difference, I thought I'd try it. Excellent experience and well worth the extra hour the crossing takes. Boat was clean, modern and spacious.
Reviewed 02 November 2015 by Abigail who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
"Good and bad"
We travelled Calais Dover by P&O and as usual it was first class in all respects,unfortunately we returned by DFDS (my mistake)° and it was appalling.An ancient ship ,limited food served by sour faced staff and limited seating .Never again.
Reviewed 02 November 2015 by Graham who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
"Quick and efficient"
Everything works well:boarding, seating,announcements,disembarking. Everything clean and comfortable. Only complaint is that coffee is expensive and there are no croissants etc available at breakfast times.
Reviewed 08 September 2015 by Arnold who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
"Boat booking review"
The trip was good but I never received the £20 restaurant voucher and had to insist by reception(on the ferry) to get it. They said I should have received it from Direct ferries and they are not supposed to give it. Otherwise pleasant boat ride. Staff friendly.
Reviewed 08 September 2015 by Aldine who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
Quick and efficient,
Reviewed 31 August 2015 by Niko who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
"Good value for money"
Very friendly and helpful staff members at check-in, nice journey, we enjoyed the trip with the P&O ferry.
Reviewed 26 August 2015 by Jörg who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
"A refreshing break from driving to allow personal refuelling for the next leg!"
Outbound and In bound journey for our French holiday in the mediterranean was on time and comfortable - good choice of decent food too. On the return journey in particular, it provided just the right length of break from driving that I needed (compared to the tunnel) to be able to continue on to Yorkshire refreshed and refuelled. I'm always in awe at how quickly and professionally the staff load and unload the vehicles.
Reviewed 24 August 2015 by Julie who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
Relaxing and enjoyable experience
Reviewed 21 August 2015 by Javaid who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
"Club trip to France "
We for the first time upgraded to club. Started and ended our holiday off really well and was a completely different experience to all our previous ferry journeys. Will definitely do it again.
Reviewed 18 August 2015 by Terry who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
All good thanks
Reviewed 17 August 2015 by Gunaras who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
"trip to france"
overall good service ship on time had a good trip to france
Reviewed 17 August 2015 by David who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
That was my first trip to Europe by ferry. I was boarded on a first available ferry, so I didn't have to wait for a booked one which is very convenient.
Reviewed 15 August 2015 by Wojciech who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
great service nice and easy on ferrys
Reviewed 15 August 2015 by Keith who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
efficient checking in, easy to follow procedure make for a stress free crossing
Reviewed 11 August 2015 by Jerzy who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France