If you’re looking to head over to France for a holiday, day trip or a spot of continental shopping, crossing the sea from Dover is the perfect option. And in January of this year, P&O ferries made the hour-long crossing even more enjoyable.
It all started in August 2008, when P&O Ferries signed a €360 million contract for the two largest ferries ever to be constructed for their Dover to Calais service. That was the start of something big for the Dover based ferry company and construction of the two record- breaking ships progressed very quickly. No expense has been spared on “The Spirit of Britain” and “The Spirit of France”, as they were named in May 2010. Spirit of Britain set sail on her maiden voyage on 21 January 2011 and travelers have been enjoying the comforts of this amazing ship ever since.
With unrivalled levels of quality on board such as huge floor to ceiling picture windows with stained glass and the new Club Lounge providing the ultimate in elegance, the 180 million Euro ship certainly is stylishly designed. It even has an exclusive outside deck with cruise-style teak furniture for you to relax and enjoy the wonderful views! There’s something for everyone, with airport-style shopping, a family lounge with an array of kids entertainment and a choice of restaurants. Next time you sail you really can expect a lot more from the experience!
In celebration of P&O’s baby, the ferry company are launching a unique competition for Junior schools in Kent – to design a ship using any non-perishable material. The winning ship will not only be displayed in a cabinet on board the Spirit of Britain, but will entitle the winner to a visit to the bridge with captain David Miller, £500 for the school, a ferry crossing to France and entrance to Nausicaa.
So whether it be a team effort or an individual triumph, this “titanic” competition is worth “sinking” your teeth into!