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Spirit of France

Operated by P&O Ferries on the Calais Dover route

At more than 47,000 gross tonnes and 213 metres in length, the Spirit of France can carry more than 1,000 cars and up to 2,000 passengers. Spirit of France entered service a year later than her sister ship - Spirit of Britain, and with her shares the title of the largest ship to have been built for the Dover Strait.

Onboard you will find an international food court, bar and cafe, discounted shopping, a brasserie, games room, family lounge, bureau de change, free WiFi, an ATM machine, an exclusive club lounge and much more.

Onboard Cabins / Reserved Seating

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

Onboard Food and Drink

With a choice of bars and restaurants there really is something for everyone onboard the Spirit of France 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 Spirit of France 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.

Travelling with Children

There's a variety of activities onboard for children 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 on the Spirit of France are wheelchair friendly.

Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Spirit of France 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 France Reviews

4.2
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97% of our customers recommended this ship

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  • Catering:3.8
  • Punctuality:4.3
  • Cleanliness:4.2
  • "Brill "

    We had a lovely smooth crossing in the club lounge. Loved the lounge experience with great food The veg rogan Josh was tasty. Food plentiful and nice Drinks available brilliant  Service fantastic  Cleanliness brilliant 

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    Reviewed by Sean Rutterford who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France

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  • "A good and efficient service"

    The service from Direct Ferries was good, and quick and easy to book. However, when I asked about whether there would be a delay due to the high volume of passengers attempting to get to/from France, the answer back from an agent wasn't at all related to the question. Otherwise, all ok.

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    Reviewed by Jamie who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France

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  • "Great experience "

    I will definitely be back next year Great experience Thank you

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    Reviewed by Gina Sonia who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France

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  • "Lovely treat to eat in the lounge"

    We made the decision to pay for going to the lounge. What an excellent facility. A great venue, polite service and delicious food.

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    Reviewed by Lene who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France

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  • "Holidays"

    Staff were very friendly considering how busy it was when we travelled due to change in government guidelines for christmas. Felt very safe while on the boat and the boat was clean to a very good standard.

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    Reviewed by Stuart who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France

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  • "Excellent "

    Very impressive service Even in this tough COVID-19 times

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    Reviewed by Viktor who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France

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  • "Chewing leather"

    Whilst I understand the problems with mass catering and pre preparation of food. The pizza was an absolute disgrace; the area which had topping on it was only about 1/2 of the circumference of the pizza but the quantity of tomato paste was so sparse that it was sufficient only for about 1/4 of the pizza, not only that, but neither was the cheese as sufficient quantity as that, nor was it remotely recognisable as cheese whether by sight, taste or even from the list of ingredients. The base itself was like leather, so basically the entire pizza was inedible and a complete waste of money, perhaps the box it came in might have tastier.

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    Reviewed by CTG who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France

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  • "Great service in club lounge "

    Enjoyed some chill out time in the club lounge. Great service by the lady that was there, great customer service!! Highly recommend

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    Reviewed by Suzanne who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France

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  • "PandO"

    Service very professional

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    Reviewed by Pawel who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France

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  • "A very pleasant crossing "

    I recently travelled as a foot passenger with P & O for business reasons. Very pleasant journey, treated like a VIP

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    Reviewed by Mary who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France

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  • "Very quiet and very clean"

    I was very impressed with the staff ensuring everything was clean and sterile du to COVID19, and organized separation within the food court. appreciated

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

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  • "It was great in a time of chaos "

    At this time chaotic time with the world battling against Coronovirus, and after our dash from Spain, towing a caravan, we found the ferry to be a peaceful haven, with a hot meal and free tea and coffee. A very welcome break from driving, and the staff couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. Well done to you all.

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

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  • "The trip"

    I wasn' t there, i m still in Monaco!

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    Reviewed by Florin who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France

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  • "Dover/Calais/Dover "

    All went well and as planned. Plenty of seating areas. No problems.

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    Reviewed by Thomas who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France

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  • "perfect"

    the journey went perfect. Just a pity you don't get a discount when you travel more then 10 times a year with P&O

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    Reviewed by Patrick who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France

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  • "Friendly and efficient"

    Great experience with P&O, got to ferry port early and was put onto the earlier sailing with no problem. Staff onboard were friendly and efficient. Booking process very simple. Good start to the holiday. Thank you

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

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  • "Dover-calais experience"

    Excellent service 👍👌

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    Reviewed by Nabil who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France

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  • "Pleasant crossing."

    Had a great Eggs Benedict breakfast in the Brasserie. Very friendly and competent staff. Recommended.

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

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  • "Travelling with P&O Ferries"

    We’d like to say thank you from our family to P&O Ferries team for their professional service and support on our way to Dover, UK.

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    Reviewed by Vladimir who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France

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  • "Great tour"

    very enjoyable crossings both ways. took less time than we expected. very well organised by the team. Thanks!

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    Reviewed by Alan who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France

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