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Spirit of Britain

Operated by P&O Ferries on the Calais Dover 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 Trip Calais Dover"

    As always great service and helpful staff. Sad they do not offer cooked breakfast anymore.

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  • "Good service"

    Staff are polite and are on the ball

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  • "Very satisfied"

    Very satisfied

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

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  • "French break"

    Great to get away with a reliable ferry company.

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

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  • "Excellent, comfortable trip "

    Just what was needed between long road trips

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

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  • "Very good I recommend everyone to enjoy this beautiful respect staff "

    Really nice

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

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  • "opinion"

    it was nice and smoth. enjoying to be with you

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

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  • "bad breakfast"

    so loved having a full English brekkie on the ferry. now its a "Food market' served in shopping market baskets and plastic junk from a vending machine. so, so sad. the restaurant is set up for the convenience of P&O snd not for the enjoyment of the passengers. So, so sad.

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

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  • "Trip to Amsterdam"

    Arrival & Boarding the Ferry at Dover and Calais was painless and efficient. Disappointed, that the meal facilities on board has been reduced to prepacked offerings, especially when I was looking forward to a cooked brunch to sustain me on my Drive to Amsterdam.

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

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  • "Channel crossing "

    Fantastic service on time and cheeper than the shuttle

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

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  • "Recommend"

    Very friendly staff

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

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  • "Great way to travel"

    No problems

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

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  • "Everything great, but please work on your booking confirmation Mail"

    I had no problems with the trip at all, but please mention in your mail that for foot passengers there‘s a bus, and the Google maps location shown isn‘t the terminal. I walked to the location, just to see that I was standing behind a fence

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  • "Calais to Dover "

    Nice staff and easy crossing.  Finding the departure lane at Calais was a little confusing for me and I totally could not find the car entrance and ended up in the lorries lane but easily sorted and prob my mistake but a few more large signs for P&O car entrance would be good as it’s way over the left hand side and not easily spotted at the entrance. 

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

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  • "Exciting experience"

    I have especially chosen a ferry travel to enjoy the views and service. It is worth seeing. Comfortable, punctual, smooth and interesting travel with great views and service. Highly recommended!

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

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  • "Crossing the Channel"

    Everything worked well

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  • "Very good trip "

    Correct

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

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  • "Calais Dover trip"

    5*

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  • "Perfect trip"

    It was great experience

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  • "Calais to Dover 1720 hours September 9th 2022"

    Excellent trip.

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    Reviewed by Francis Stephen Mark who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain

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