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.
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.
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.
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.
You’ll also find free wifi, a commission free bureau de change and an ATM machine with an E Top up facility.
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.
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.
96% of our customers recommended this ship
I went to France for a weekend recently and travelled by ferry P&O. This trip was quick, 1/12 , and sorting out the ferry online was easy. I enjoyed the whole experience and will certainly use them again
Reviewed 21 September 2015 by Linda who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
"Nice way of travelling"
Check in was quick, ferry was on time, it's clean and the staff are nice. The food is too expensive but that applies to all modes of transport with no competition for food! It's cheaper than the train!
Reviewed 15 September 2015 by Patrick who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
Excellent service, could not fault the service I received or my friends who were on the trip with me .
Reviewed 12 September 2015 by David who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
"punctual and professional"
flawless travel experience, apart from difficulty of finding seats for our family of four. Very busy crossing
Reviewed 06 September 2015 by Anonymous who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
Great service, ferry was on time, friendly and helpful staff.
Reviewed 04 September 2015 by Wayne who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
From the time we booked we had excellent service, we shall definitely book with you again.
Reviewed 04 September 2015 by Stuart who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
Very happy with the whole experience. Especially on time in both directions, simple and easy with no stress as it should be. Will defiantly be travelling with them again
Reviewed 29 August 2015 by Lynne who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
We travelled in August when there were delays ans 'stacking' on the M20. Our booking was on Weds at noon, arrived early and were immediately offered an earlier ferry without a charge. Loading was efficient and quick and left on time. We were issued with a £20 voucher for food which we used and enjoyed our late breakfast
Reviewed 25 August 2015 by Peter who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
Brilliant service. Easy to book. Lovely comfortable interior. Good value for money.
Reviewed 24 August 2015 by Tim who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
The ship is all important. I was on the Spirit of Canterbury, where service was great, the ship was clean, quiet and smooth. My previous voyage was not so pleasant, in an older vessel. This is a much more enjoyable experience than the tunnel as you are not confined to your car for the transit. I have always rated P&O as the premium carrier, SNCF and the Belgian line were disgusting. Keep it up, P&O
Reviewed 23 August 2015 by John who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
"P & O Service"
Have to compliment on the service for the Dover - Calais route. From registration at the port the service was swift, efficient and well organised. Staff were pleasant and helpful. Boarding and embarking was quick and easy. With all the delays at Eurotunnel the ferry proved to be the best option. Definitely recommend and will use again.
Reviewed 21 August 2015 by John who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
"I was absolutely satisfied"
Unfortunately i arrived late 3 hours, as the M20 was crowded and traffic was stopped. I went to the ticket office and they have changed my ticket for the next one departing free of charge. I was very happy with the service and i would choose PO Ferries again at anytime.
Reviewed 21 August 2015 by Levente who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
"A beautiful adventure"
We have been in London several times, always by plane, but now we have a cat that travel with us abroad without problems by car or by plane. Unfortunatly Great Britain doesn't accept animals arriving from abroad by plane. The only way to bring the cat with us was crossing English Channel, so we decided to travel by car from Venice. It was a wonderful experience because it is an excited experience to see the White Cliff from the sea. Very kind the staff of ferry and very accomodating. We had booked ferry at 14.00, but we arrived 40 minutes later, No problem, we could take another ferry at 16.00. When we came back we arrived at Dover 1 hour before, and we could take a ferry before. Recommended.
Reviewed 15 August 2015 by Enzo who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
"Ferries well organised and on time"
Despite the media hysteria over problems in Calais, ferries were very well organised and went on time. We had a wonderful time sailing with P+O Ferries.
Reviewed 15 August 2015 by Karin who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
"5/08/2015 12.35. Calais to Dover"
Whole experience was very smooth and very well organised. On our return journey, the Captain apologised for poor tannoy quality. When approaching Dover harbour, we were on an outside deck and did not hear any announcement regarding disembarkation and were late returning to our car ( as were many others ). We thought that the tannoy is vital in any emergency. Otherwise a pleasant experience
Reviewed 12 August 2015 by John who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
"Everything was great"
No shortcomings, only positive experience.
Reviewed 10 August 2015 by Haroldas who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
"My disappointment fo rmy return journey"
I was pleased with my outgoing trip to Calais from Dover however I don't think the restaurant is as good as the 'Old Langans' I realise wooden table top are more economic than white linen tablecloths however it maybe because I am a traditionalist. However I was concerned having, what I thought booked on P& O for my return journey I was told I was booked on a Danish boat. I realise that this could have been my mistake in not reading the papers sent to me by P&O as I thought that I had booked with P&O as they sent me the email with the schedule. I learned a lesson be very careful to read the small print and don;t assume anything
Reviewed 09 August 2015 by Robert who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
"On Time crosssing on a good boat."
The crossing was on time and the boat was quite full, often the Spirit boats take longer to fill and leave late. No problem with anything on board as you would expect with the latest and largest boats. The "Spirit" boats are the standard for today, and the "Pride" boats should be retired.
Reviewed 03 August 2015 by Martin who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
"A good journey on a ferry"
We arrived in Calais earlier than planned and we managed to change ferries and leave 2 hours earlier than originally booked. Changing went smoothly, its cost was reasonable. We had a dog and, unfortunately, she had to be left alone in the car during the journey. The cruising was smooth, the ferry was crowded. The ferry is well equipped with a duty free shop and cafés, restaurants, but it takes a while until you can buy anything because of long lines of people waiting to be served. The passangers were (are always?) crazy. When they were asked not to queue up at the stairs long (20-30 minutes) before disembarkation, they immediately started to form a line in front of the stairs blocking any access to the pathways. Mad! Other than that everything was fine.
Reviewed 02 August 2015 by Sandor who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
"Im very amazed by the prices that are given on this site"
In my opinion this is the best site to use as it gives out the best prices, i managed to save a slot of money using this site even tho i was late for the ferry i still didn't have to pay extra were normally i would have to pay extra, i recommend using this site and i give it 10 out of 10
Reviewed 26 July 2015 by Artur who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain