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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

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96% of our customers recommended this ship

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  • Catering:3.6
  • Punctuality:4.3
  • Cleanliness:4.1
  • "Trip from Calais to Dover with family"

    Ferry was punctual and we could embark also in advance as we were early. Reasonable and convenient offer for price spent.

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    Reviewed 21 November 2016 by Eros Francesco who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France

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  • "Trip to France"

    We always travel P&O and use the Brasserie. We travel at least three times a year, usually with other people - family or friends. This time we returned on the Pride of Burgundy on a flexi ticket which we use to give us time

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    Reviewed 19 November 2016 by Yvonne who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France

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  • "Quick and easy."

    Quick and easy to use, when Pre booked, no print out needed, as they use your car registration as you approach, even when we arrived early was able to get the earlier ferry .

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    Reviewed 07 November 2016 by Neil who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France

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  • "Great way to travel"

    Stress free. STRAIGHT onto the boat and straight off at Calais. Friendly helpful staff. All areas clean and food good. Only slight complaint was a wait at the tills which meant food wasn't as hot as it should of been by the time you got to a table other thank that it tasted good and was a fair price.

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    Reviewed 06 November 2016 by Anonymous who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France

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  • "My crossing"

    My crossing was very comfortable on my trip to the UK and back. The ship is clean comfortable and well maintained. I found all the staff I spoke to helpful and cheerful and had a relaxing and peaceful crossing. Thankyou P&O

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    Reviewed 23 October 2016 by Susan who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France

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  • "trip to France."

    Trip is always good with P & O asked to park near lift and that is what we did. very good.

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    Reviewed 23 October 2016 by Elizabeth who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France

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  • "Great trip"

    Very good facilities staff were very courteous and friendly ferry on time would defiantly use again

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    Reviewed 21 October 2016 by Keith who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France

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  • "Punctual"

    We found the ferry very punctual, an enjoyable trip

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    Reviewed 19 October 2016 by Terri who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France

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  • "Very Satisfied "

    This is the 2nd time we have sailed on the Spirit of France / Britain. Been very satisfied on each occasion.

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    Reviewed 16 October 2016 by Clifford who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France

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  • "Helpful and efficient service"

    We bought a non-refundable ticket but then, because of illness, had to cancel. P&O and Direct Ferries were amazingly helpful in allowing us to change the dates twice. On the day the reception at Calais was easy and efficient, as was the boarding with our car, and we had a very pleasant crossing. Thanks and congratulations to all staff and officials.

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    Reviewed 11 October 2016 by John Richmond who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France

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  • "always outstanding"

    I travel on P&O quite regularly , for me they are the best ferry , the staff are always so friendly , extremely helpful , the ships are clean and bright , loading and unloading is always so efficiently done , duty free a bonus , carry to car a great extra , very very rarely do they not run on time and cancellation ,,, for me not once this year , all in all a brilliant experience , wouldn't travel with anyone else , oh and very competitive prices . highly recommend the Brasserie for breakfast ,

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    Reviewed 10 October 2016 by Karen who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France

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  • "September Trip to Cornwall"

    Good Morning, we had a very pleasant Trip with the P&O Boat Spirit of France from Calais to Dover on 11 September especially because we could Relax in those Wave Seats between our long Journey. we travel from Germany around 5 Hours to Calais and need to relax before our trip from Dover to Cornwall another 7 to 8 Hours !! our return was on Pride of Kent and this Ship was not as clean or had such relax Seats ! it would be perfect if such facilities were on all the Ships in future ! Greetings Steve

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    Reviewed 03 October 2016 by Steve who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France

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  • "good service"

    As always P & O does what it says it will do

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    Reviewed 25 September 2016 by Graham who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France

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  • "A relaxing way to cross the channel"

    Easy to book and easy to board. Comfortable sailing with lots of options to eat and drink, read newspapers and shop!

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    Reviewed 25 September 2016 by Chris Harrison who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France

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  • "I am sailing!"

    Excellent crossing. Excellent service. Not charged for earlier ferry which we were very grateful for. Smooth sailing. Had wonderful meal in restaurant. Would definately use again.

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    Reviewed 25 September 2016 by Alison Wood who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France

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  • "Is ok "

    Good ship . Nice

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    Reviewed 24 September 2016 by Palade who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France

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  • "Experience with P&O"

    Ferries nowadays are marvellous.I went on P&O ferries from Calais to Dover.The ships beautifully clean,food excellent staff very helpful.I have a few more trips to make. And won't hesitate to go by P&O again.

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    Reviewed 24 September 2016 by Peter who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France

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  • "Good, hassle free crossing"

    Arrived ahead of time, both going out and returning, and offered an earlier crossing. It was post school holidays so not a lot of passengers and we were quickly on and off the ferry. We did not buy food on board so cannot comment on the quality of catering.

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    Reviewed 22 September 2016 by Janet who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France

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  • "Trip whit P&O"

    Very good 👍🏼

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    Reviewed 17 September 2016 by Constantin who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France

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  • "Trip whit P&O"

    Very good 👍🏼

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    Reviewed 17 September 2016 by Constantin who travelled with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France

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