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
"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
"Direct Ferries easy web site best price "
This time best prices and times worked in favour of P and O but with Direct Ferries you get the best options Easy web site best prices Easy ferry crossing gives you time to stretch your legs and have a meal before your onward journey leaving you fresh to start the day
Reviewed 11 July 2016 by John who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
"Hassle free booking and journey."
My wife and I have used Directferries on a number of occasions now. It has always been an easy and straight forward process and we will continue to use them. We have never had a cancellation or delay and the staff we have encountered have always been polite and helpful.
Reviewed 10 July 2016 by David who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
"P&O for me !"
Regularly use this route and always P&O for me.. Great service and standard. Can't fault them.
Reviewed 10 July 2016 by Mary who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
"A great way to start a journey"
From booking to sailing, everything was very efficient and easy. Helpful, friendly staff, clean boats and plenty of seats near windows to sit and relax. A very enjoyable experience, thank you.
Reviewed 07 July 2016 by Jude who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
"Calais to Dover"
Everything was just right. As we had turned up early we were even allowed to board on the earlier crossing. Great would use again no problem.
Reviewed 07 July 2016 by Anthony who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
On the way, the night crossing was so quiet it allowed us to get some sleep before driving in France. On the way back, much busier but still enjoyable crossing.
Reviewed 04 July 2016 by Lawrence who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
"Pleasant crossing "
Everything was on time and smooth as always.
Reviewed 29 June 2016 by Tuncay who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
"Trip to france"
Very good experience turned up early from both sides and got straight on earlier crossing. On board was good food and drink.
Reviewed 26 June 2016 by Brian who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
"A good trip"
We were late for boat but some travel chaos was taking place due to euro 2016 or the french but P & O let us sail on the next available crossing with no fuss and no extra charges but will do flexible next time as cannot always rely on luck to avoid a sixty pound extra charge (incurred that on way back with motor home when had to return early from France by 2 days). Service pleasant all round.
Reviewed 26 June 2016 by Michael who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
very good to deal with fast and helpful would use again
Reviewed 13 June 2016 by Elizabeth who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
"Travel to France"
Hi, My trip was very easy, made better by P&O Ferries . The people at Dover & Calais was very Polite and friendly. Crossing was great. Will I use P&O Ferries again YES.
Reviewed 12 June 2016 by James who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France