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
"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 France
"Helpful and efficient service"
We bought a non-refundable ticket but then, because of illness, had to cancel. P&O and Direct Ferries were amazingly helpful in allowing us to change the dates twice. On the day the reception at Calais was easy and efficient, as was the boarding with our car, and we had a very pleasant crossing. Thanks and congratulations to all staff and officials.
Reviewed 11 October 2016 by John Richmond who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
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 France
"September Trip to Cornwall"
Good Morning, we had a very pleasant Trip with the P&O Boat Spirit of France from Calais to Dover on 11 September especially because we could Relax in those Wave Seats between our long Journey. we travel from Germany around 5 Hours to Calais and need to relax before our trip from Dover to Cornwall another 7 to 8 Hours !! our return was on Pride of Kent and this Ship was not as clean or had such relax Seats ! it would be perfect if such facilities were on all the Ships in future ! Greetings Steve
Reviewed 03 October 2016 by Steve who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
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 France
"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 France
"I am sailing!"
Excellent crossing. Excellent service. Not charged for earlier ferry which we were very grateful for. Smooth sailing. Had wonderful meal in restaurant. Would definately use again.
Reviewed 25 September 2016 by Alison Wood who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
"Is ok "
Good ship . Nice
Reviewed 24 September 2016 by Palade who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
"Experience with P&O"
Ferries nowadays are marvellous.I went on P&O ferries from Calais to Dover.The ships beautifully clean,food excellent staff very helpful.I have a few more trips to make. And won't hesitate to go by P&O again.
Reviewed 24 September 2016 by Peter who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
"Good, hassle free crossing"
Arrived ahead of time, both going out and returning, and offered an earlier crossing. It was post school holidays so not a lot of passengers and we were quickly on and off the ferry. We did not buy food on board so cannot comment on the quality of catering.
Reviewed 22 September 2016 by Janet who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
"Dover to Calais return"
Quick boarding and disembarking on both journeys
Reviewed 17 September 2016 by Timothy who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
I booked through Direct ferries and although it was a non refundable booking I was given a 12 month credit as a family illness caused a late cancellation. We travelled at a time when Calais was partially blocked and actually caught earlier ferries with P and O. Spirit of Britain is an excellent ferry with good food and plenty of space. This is far better than the tunnel as you can relax and get some rest before continuing your journey through France.
Reviewed 14 September 2016 by Chris who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
"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 France
"Splendid service in time of need"
We were travelling with P&O on the day of a lorry/tractor driver blockade at the port due to a protest about protection from the migrant camp. As such, we were a little unsure as to what might happen and what the issues were. We tweeted P&O a direct question, and they responded exceptionally quickly to help out, additional information relayed on their twitter page was also super useful in this example. Ultimately, there was no issue with getting on the boat and we arrived in time.
Reviewed 12 September 2016 by Matthew who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
"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 France
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 France
"Good crossing. "
Nice easy crossing, the ship was running a little late, but that wasn't a problem for us. The ques in Calais were very long which could have been organised a little better. Also the staff on the ship could smile a little more. But overall my family had a good experience.
Reviewed 10 September 2016 by Amy who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
"P n O"
A great experience once onboard, but we missed our first ferry because we didn't clear customs in time. Unusual because we had to wait for half an hour in the terminal before we were allowed to enter customs. That said, I'm sure they had their reasons and its was a great way to enter England. (Staff were all really nice )
Reviewed 08 September 2016 by Hayden who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
Good quality services overall. But the punctuality very poor. We should depart at 19.55 and we have departed at 20.40. All the rest very good.
Reviewed 06 September 2016 by Claudiu Alin who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
P and O outward trip was fine and on time despite a very full ship. On our return we turned up at the port early and they kindly put us on an earlier sailing with no charge so we were very impressed. We ate in the Brasserie as although it is more expensive than the food court the food is massively better and good value. The ship is new and very smart
Reviewed 06 September 2016 by Anonymous who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France