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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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  • Cleanliness:4.2
  • "Very good service"

    A very punctual and a good ferry

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

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  • "Thank "

    Excellent customer service

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  • "Excellent service "

    Booked with Direct Ferries. Good price and very easy to use their website and book. Crossing was quick and facilities on-board were good. There was a 40minute delay for the return crossing, never did find out the reason for this.

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  • "Total satisfaction"

    we had priority boarding and were literally the first car on board the ferry. We then decided to have 2 English breakfasts. Excellent value for money. There were staff members continually clearing the tables after the passengers had finished their breakfast. We usually travel with another shipping company but will definitely change in the future to P & O.

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

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  • "Holiday journey"

    We crossed the channel and took advantage of the club lounge. Well worth the bit extra. Quiet space, lovely staff, inclusive snacks.

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

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  • "Opinion"

    Good

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  • "Exceeded expectations"

    Departure on time. Loading of vehicles organized. Surprised of the on ship amenities offered.

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

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  • "Late thurs sailing to dover"

    Easy check in once we found it at Calais.signage actually to booth was lacking but P and O check in easy .sailing perfect .1 hour 30 back in the uk.will use next time definitely.

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

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  • "An old experience pleasantly revived!"

    This was probably the first time we had crossed from Dover on a ferry since Eurotunnel and were very pleasantly surprised. The crossing to Calais is only c1.5 hours and there are plenty of comfortable seats, even in the summer holidays (we returned on August 1). Only real drawback was that while in Dover we "sailed" through passport control etc, coming back in Calais we queued for what seemed at least an hour. This would not stop us using the ferry again, but possibly not in the summer holidays (we are semi-retired, so that's not a problem :)

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

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  • "Ferry to Calais"

    Super easy. Comfortable and time o relax before a long drive.

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  • "Good ferry service"

    Easy to book, quick and efficient to board with vehicle, departed on time and quick disembarkation. Happy.

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  • "Easy travel"

    Really easy travel. Everything was all right

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

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  • "Great way to get across the channel!"

    Booked on to drive to northern France. The service was great and staff very friendly and helpful. Not many vegan options but enough for me to fill ma belly before setting off!

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

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  • "Calais to Dover"

    Was a good trip. The only problem I have is I am not able to access my account, when I try and log on, using the email you sent this message to, it says it is not a valid email. I have tried to contact you but gave up after wait on hold for 15 minutes. Can you fix it or contact me please. Otherwise I will not be able to use you in the future

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

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  • "Looking good"

    The sailing was good

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  • "Magnificent"

    Best ship ever.

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

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  • "Spam emails"

    The boat was fine, but the number of advertising emails I get from Direct Ferries is crazy.

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  • "Effortless"

    The whole process of booking, paying and then turning up to catch the ferries both ways was effortless and faultless

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  • "Crossing "

    Politeness of the staff, punctuality made for a relaxed crossing

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  • "Max and paddy road trip"

    A long time since I've been on a ferry and things have moved on I was well impressed with the standard of the ship and the staff. A little disappointed that certain viewing areas were off limits but that's probably down to H&S which i fully understand. My only disappointment was the school parties were allowed to run wild around the ship which was annoying the other passengers several times your staff had to intervene to stop them annoying other passengers . A tannoy message was sent a couple of times asking for the leaders to stop their groups from running around .one particular area was the soft toy area where they were throwing items around and parents with toddlers couldn't use it. Myself I had just driven nearly 9 hrs and I was using that 1hr 30 to rest as I had another 4 hrs to go this wasnt possible p&o obviously know the schools especially on the 8pm boarder they should let them know that your staff had to leave there own post ie the bar to stop their actions annoying other people . I would add that your staff handled them selves well and emphasize the H&S issues around their actions and not just ploughing ing tell them to be quiet.. well done PO ill be back !!!!

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

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