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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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  • "The best ferry "

    Very very nice 

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

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  • "Expensive but the best value on this route."

    The ticket was 2x more than I used to pay pre Covid. The boat was empty (169 passengers, out of a capacity of 2,000 people according to Wikipedia. The ticket cost a lot more than a few years ago - maybe if the price was lower more people would travel, or maybe post Brexit there are just fewer passengers but the same number of ships. A breakfast box (bacon sandwich and a hash brown) was £10, and a chicken sandwich in sliced bread was £4.50.  I saw no one eat on the boat either going or coming back, but I guess someone must of.   If the prices were lower then they would sell a lot more. The passengers prepared to pay these prices have probably paid extra and used the Tunnel anyway.

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

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  • "Fantastic Service "

    I am very pleased with the services provided and the cleanliness of the boat.

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

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  • "Only one complaint"

    Service is great abd extremely efficient. We travelled as foot passengers both ways. Our only complaint is that the booking tells us we must check in a minimum of 90 minutes before sailing so there is a long wait for boarding as you watch loads of other people walk up who only arrive less than one hour before.

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

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  • "Thank you "

    Very much 

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

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  • "Return Trip Calais Dover"

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

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

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  • "Brilliant for dogs"

    Went from dover to calais, to my pet dog and I got told there was pet lounge where I can take my dog on board. I can say it was brilliant having our dog next to us. It has a charge of £6 per person plus £6 for the dog. But I can say it was money well spent, and also included free refreshments and treats for the dog. Even had a space where the dog can roam off the leash. I can just say perfect.

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

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  • "Spirit of France "

    Very great crews and professional at all the time

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

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  • "voyage"

    not quite QM , but very good.

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  • "Excellent Trip"

    Comfortable, every amenity imaginable, experienced and friendly staff “evrrywhere@

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  • "Easy transport from France to Dover"

    Excellent, Comfortable Transit

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  • "Very good "

    Very good 

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

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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 France

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  • "All good "

    Professional and punctual. Would recommend

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  • "gratitude"

    gratitude

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  • "Crossing the Channel"

    Everything went well

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

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  • "Good trip"

    In overall very good trip with p&o

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  • "Quick and smooth service"

    Helpful staff, smooth service 

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  • "Love the boat"

    Very easy going and comfortable journey.

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

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  • "Trip on P & O Ferries"

    Excellent trip, no queue's as previously reported.

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

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