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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:4.1
  • "French frivolities"

    A thoroughly enjoyable trip. The staff were polite, cheerful and helpful. The crossing was a smooth one thanks to the weather and P and O. It all ran like clockwork, very smoothly and efficiently.

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

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  • "P&O ferries"

    Very good but need brasserie open all year as the amount of people us included that t go there on the evening boats and its closed

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

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  • "Easy experience "

    From booking on line to arrival at the port it is one of the easiest websites to navigate Check in was simple no hassle the crossings were pleasant with a millpond in the Chanel The food on board was the only negative as it was very expensive and also lacked flavour so bring a packed lunch it’s a lot cheaper and you get what you want

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

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  • "Smooth Sailing"

    From on line booking the night before, access to the Port, Passport Control, Customs, Boarding and tying down of the Motorcycle it was seamless and time efficient. Sailing was on time and slick. Access to food and drink fast as motorcycles get on first. Ship clean and crew efficient. Again one of the first off and on my way. Easy peasy. At the most it took 30 minutes longer than the Chunnel but hey at almost a third of the price of the Chunnel it was a no brainer bargain. A welcome time to relax for an hour in comfort and give the bum a rest. Have a bit of lunch. From a previous fan of the Chunnel to now a fan of the Ferry.

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

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  • "P&o Dover-Calais-Dover. "

    Right throughout our travelling itinerary, we had a great experience with P&O at both Dover (outbound), and Calais (inbound). There was practically no waiting around, at either port, to board the vessel with our car. The staff were very friendly, and quick at getting things organised. We didn't eat from the Food Courts, so I can't give the food an overall rating, but their sandwiches etc were pretty nice. We had a great experience with P&O, and will definitely be using them again for future travels to Europe.

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

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  • "Great trip"

    Very easy from start to finish was a bit worried as never took the car on ferry before so wasn't sure what to expect but ws s very fast and smooth definitely be going again

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  • "Advice and guidance"

    The ferry was prompt, easy boarding, not too busy and helpful staff.

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

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  • "Happy"

    Thankyou, on both going out and coming back we got to the ports early, and on both occaions you where happy to put us on earlier ferries, so thankyou again, we will be with you again x

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

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  • "Club Room is worth the extra money"

    I booked the family into the Club Room thinking the boat was a small thing, instead it's a ship but the club room is worth the extra cash. Very clean, private bathrooms and your own deck to watch the cliffs of Dover get ever closer. Free champagne never hurts either

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  • "Prefect "

    Very organised and comfortable Very polite staffs

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

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  • "Travel"

    Thank you P&O for a very comfortable and enjoyable trip

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

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  • "Weekend jolly"

    All good slight delay going out due to storms overnight, journey both ways comfortable. Return trip affordable too. Can’t comment on catering as we didn’t really participate but my husband asked for a coffee but realised at end of drinking it he had been given hot chocolate!!!!

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

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  • "French Leave"

    Check in - seamless. Boarding - easy Staff - friendly and efficient Hassle free

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  • "Excellent"

    Perfect trip

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

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  • "Great crossing great service"

    I treated myself to club this time. I. So glad I did as it was an excellent experience. Staff were so friendly, met my every wish and service very prompt. Good free glass of champagne and a comfortable view. The form beef sandwich a little strange and difficult to eat at such low coffee tables but good ideas in the right direction. I recommend P&O experience.

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  • "Happy with my journey"

    Happy with my journey

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  • "Bike trip"

    Great travel experience... from checking in at Dover to boarding the ferry, greeted by helpful staff. Stress free journey. When we returned three days later the process at Calais was as efficient and stress free. I haven’t been on a ferry for many years but will definitely be using this mode of transport more regular. Thank you.

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  • "Calm voyage"

    Great way to start a holiday. Well done P&O

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

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  • "Brasserie"

    We were very pleasantly surprised by the excellent meal and friendliness and competence of the staff in the Brasserie on our recent sailing on the Spirit of Britain. I was expecting a convenient meal just to keep us going but it really was very, very good. Couldn’t recommend it more, and the kitchen and waiting staff deserve a big pat on the back

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

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  • "Saving time"

    We travelled to UK and took P&O. First time for our kids and we really wanted them the feeling to travel across the sea to get to the UK, seeing the coastline of France disappearing and that of UK approaching. It was an amazing experience of course. As we both times were very early at the check-in and they had free space, we were askey to go on the ferry earlier and that was great. Kind and friendly sraff and great to have the open terrace at the back of the boat and the huge windows at the front, so target met.

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

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