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Spirit of Britain

Operated by P&O Ferries on the Dover Calais route

The biggest ferry on the Channel, the Spirit of Britain is 700 feet long, almost 100 feet wide, and can carry more than 1,000 cars as well as 2,000 passengers. Onboard you will find an international food court, bar and cafe, discounted shopping, a brasserie, games room, family lounge, bureau de change, an exclusive club lounge and much more.

Onboard Cabins / Reserved Seating

There are no cabins onboard however seating is available in the club class lounge. Pre-book to enjoy a touch of luxury during your channel crossing including a complimentary glass of champagne, tea, coffee, soft drinks and newspapers – all served by friendly staff.

Onboard Food and Drink

With a choice of bars and restaurants onboard there really is something for everyone, 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.

Onboard Shopping

There are some great bargains to be had in the onboard 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.

Additional Onboard Facilities

You’ll also find free wifi, a commission free bureau de change and an ATM machine with an E Top up facility.

Travelling with Children

For children there’s a variety of activities onboard 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.

Accessibility

If notified or requested staff will meet and assist customers with wheelchairs on the vehicle deck. All shopping, dining and seating areas are wheelchair friendly.

Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Spirit of Britain 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.

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Spirit of Britain Reviews

4.2
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97% of our customers recommended this ship

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  • Catering:3.8
  • Punctuality:4.4
  • Cleanliness:4.2
  • "Return to France Jan 2022"

    Good sailing, on time, very efficient, staff very helpful and facilities as expected

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    Reviewed by Douglas who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain

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  • "Excellent "

    Great trip. Staff were great, and ship was spotless

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    Reviewed by Gordon who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain

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  • "Crossing "

    Excellent trip.

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    Reviewed by Coral who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain

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  • "Very attentive staff"

    The fresh lady at the ticket office in Calais was very helpful and helped us with the passenger locator form. She also advised us where we could go in Calais to get a COVID test required before sailing. We were also impressed with the staff in the duty free with their recommendations on particular brands. They also carried our purchases down to our vehicle.

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    Reviewed by Joan who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain

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  • "Thank you P&O"

    We've made two crossings between Dover and Calais in both October and November. The weather was kind to us with 'millpond' conditions on all four crossings. I wish I could thank P&O for this, but of course it's probably beyond even their purview! But P&O has been extremely helpful to us on the crossings, by boarding and parking us next to a lift to facilitate easy access for us to the passenger decks. We are extremely grateful for this kind consideration. Thank you, P&O.

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    Reviewed by Graham who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain

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  • "Trip to England "

    Had a delay due to the weather,good crossing staff very polite nice clean boat , will travel again as always many thanks 😊

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    Reviewed by Dave who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain

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  • "Ferry crossing"

    Our Calais Dover ferry was delayed by 4 hours due to high winds. P & O gave us a £6 voucher which i spent on a children's portion of fish and chips (once on board) which was very good (the adult portion is very large). We've taken the ferry 3 years running now in February because it's cheaper than the tunnel and I drive a 2.1m high vehicle and those spaces fill out early. The tunnel is also prone to delays at Half term. The ferry also allows you to arrive home fed which is a bonus.

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    Reviewed by James who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain

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  • "Short trip in windy weather."

    Only let down was the breakfast. Powdered scrambled egg....burnt fatty bacon...mushrooms washed in soap....but hey didnt take trip for the Michelin food. Check in smooth and friendly..Boarding and departure all good...Staff friendly and helpful...

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    Reviewed by Simon who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain

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  • "first class"

    Really enjoyed the whole ferry experience wonderful meal and staff in the Brasserie

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    Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain

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  • "Ferry crossing"

    The ferry was great. We had to get on a later one as It took over an hour to get through border control. No communication between them and ferry companies. How early should you arrive!

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    Reviewed by Andrew who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain

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  • "Friendly and helpful staff and spacious clean room."

    Recently travelled with P & O Ferries Calais to Dover and then return on New Year's Day. We opted to go into the Club Lounge. on both trips the organisation of the staff boarding and unloading was excellent. The Club Lounge and the staff there were also excellent, attentive and the area was clean and quiet. The food was good though one or two items on the menu were not available on the return trip.

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    Reviewed by Ann-marie who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain

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  • "Dover - Calais and Return"

    Arrived early for both my outward and return journey. Absolutely no problem jumping on an earlier ferry. Staff very friendly and helpful. No extra charge made. Short trouble-free crossing both ways. Didn't sample any food, so can't comment. Only slight annoyance is the overlong safety announcements (over zealous elf and safety is my pet hate).

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    Reviewed by Dennis who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain

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  • "Glad to be back!"

    We are frequent channel crossers and after many many years of using the tunnel, we decided to give the ferries another try. Using Eurotunnel is primarily easy and efficient compared to my previous memories of crossing above rather than beneath the waves. Yes it takes a little longer but is just as easy and gives one a nice break in what is otherwise a long drive The shopping facilities are great and the food good, even for the veggies in my family.

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    Reviewed by Francesco who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain

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  • "Great shipping!"

    First time I'm using a ferry, with car over the Channel. This was a great experience: cheap, kids likes it very much and we were on time on the other side.

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  • "Excellent crossing"

    We had good crossings each way, despite the sea being quite choppy. It cost less than the alternatives, and we got put on an earlier boat coming back, so it was a good experience overall. If we had a complaint, it is that the 'Burgundy' could do with a make over, it is starting to look tired and the toilet facilities are not the best.

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  • "Christmas 2019"

    Enjoyed as much as ever both ways

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  • "Great reliable service "

    It does what is says on the box

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    Reviewed by Peter who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain

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  • "Great service"

    Great value for money. I had to change the reservation from foot passengers to car passenger, and over the phone it was quick and easy and I even got money back. I booked the flex ticket and Club Lounge access, and we were able to take a Ferry an hour earlier than the one we originally booked as we were early, that was great. The Club Lounge was great, lovely service, clean facilities and so much less hassle because there weren't as many people. All in all, great deal.

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  • "Excellent service"

    very clean ship, excellent staff.....very pleasant crossing....

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    Reviewed by Colin who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain

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  • "Easy trip"

    Easy from booking to getting on other side of the ocean

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    Reviewed by Diyan who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain

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