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Spirit of France/coach crossing

Our coach used the Spirit of France for the crossing to get us to and from the Italian riviera. I... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
elwick11
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London, United Kingdom
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Mini-cruise Hull to Amsterdam on the Pride of Rotterdam

i was very impressed with the Pride of Rotterdam.My friend and I had booked this trip through... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2018
Lynx69_10
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Go on a little adventure with our Day Trip To France and drive off the ferry at Calais to enjoy a whole day away with your family and friends to explore the true beauty of France. Calais and the Hauts-de-France region of northern France are just a...more
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very good for a long weekend very reasonably priced for a compact but clean outside facing cabin food on board is priced as you would expect, but at £12.50 the full English buffet style breakfast is to die for. Drinks are very fairly priced and...More

Thank RedditchRobbie
PANDO_Ferries, Customer Communications Officer at P&O Ferries - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Robbie, Thank you for your review. It is a pleasure to read that you enjoyed our service. Hope to welcome you on board soon again! *John P&O Ferries

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great for cheap travel to France, especially on a day trip. That being said boats declared as leaving “on time” are actually often still loading past the scheduled time. The French border control tend to shut all but one window on later sailings so you...More

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PANDO_Ferries, Customer Communications Officer at P&O Ferries - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and for sharing your experience with us. We are really sorry to hear that you experienced border control queues which are out of our control but we try our best to make the journey as smooth as possible once you...More

Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Our coach used the Spirit of France for the crossing to get us to and from the Italian riviera. I have been on this ship several times before, also on the Spirit of Britain which is identical in layout. The lower decks are for the...More

Thank elwick11
PANDO_Ferries, Customer Communications Officer at P&O Ferries - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2018

Good Evening, Thank you for your review! It's lovely to hear you have a pleasant stay with us when you travel on board our ships. We look forward to welcoming you back on board again soon. Vee P&O Ferries

Reviewed 7 September 2018

i was very impressed with the Pride of Rotterdam.My friend and I had booked this trip through National Holidays.The cabin was functional beds comfortable.We requested extra pillows, provided no problem.The staff were very helpful and charming.The first night we had a meal in the Brasserie...More

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PANDO_Ferries, Customer Communications Officer at P&O Ferries - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2018

Thank you for your review! It was lovely to read all about your experience with us and your trip to Rotterdam. We're so glad you had a pleasant stay on board our ship and felt comfortable with our staff and services. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 5 September 2018

Travelled last year (Pride of Canterbury) and in autumn an offer arrived, great I thought I'll use that for next summers trip better be cheap as this year was a real pain. Bear in mind I have travelled only with caravan on back for last...More

Thank Mike A
PANDO_Ferries, Customer Communications Officer at P&O Ferries - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2018

Thank you for your review. We are really sorry to hear that you were disappointed with our service. Rest assured that this does not reflect our usual service standards. Thank you for sharing your experience with us, we thrive to improve our products and services...More

Reviewed 5 September 2018

On returning from France on probably the busiest day of the year Irina Blythe went out of her way to help carry my families dinner to the table. I would like to recognise this customer service publicly, thank you Irina your an asset to P&O.More

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PANDO_Ferries, Customer Communications Officer at P&O Ferries - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Hi Duncan, Many thanks for your review and your named compliment. Rest assured that I have forwarded your comments to the service managers on board our ships so they can ensure Irinia is suitably praised and recognised for going above and beyond. We look forward...More

Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Going out was OK, difficult to find a seat on the ferry as everyone drapes themselves across two seats and tries to grab a snooze. Coming back, plugged the reference from the booking email into the SatNav - which dropped us in the middle of...More

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PANDO_Ferries, Customer Commuications Officer at P&O Ferries - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Good Morning and thank you for sharing your experience with us. Please accept our sincere apologies for the long waiting time you were subjected to on your return journey. Over the past weekend, we have experienced major queues at border control, due to heightened security...More

Reviewed 1 September 2018

On travelling out from Hull on the Pride of Bruges the restaurant staff in the Brasserie were very uninformed of dietary health issues. My sister is a diabetic and also suffers from Coeliac disease. She cannot eat any food containing gluten as it makes her...More

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PANDO_Ferries, Customer Communications Officer at P&O Ferries - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

Thank you for your review. We are really sorry to hear that you were disappointed with our service. Rest assured that this does not reflect our usual service standards. Thank you for sharing your experience with us, we thrive to improve our products and services...More

Reviewed 1 September 2018

Best to book a flexi ticket which enables you to travel 4hrs either side of your booking - a great help if anything happens on the journey. Very accommodating as we got an earlier ferry to the one booked - had a meal which was...More

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PANDO_Ferries, Customer Communications Officer at P&O Ferries - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

Thank you for your review! It was lovely to read all about your experience with us and your trip to France. We're so glad you had a pleasant stay on board our ship and felt comfortable with our staff and services. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 1 September 2018

We chose P&O for our trip to France. Having used them before we knew we could book a flexi ticket giving us 4hrs either side of our booking - a great help in case something happens on the journey there /back. We arrived early and...More

Thank Sophie C
PANDO_Ferries, Customer Communications Officer at P&O Ferries - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

Thank you for your review! It was lovely to read all about your experience with us and your trip to Calais. We're so glad you had a pleasant stay on board our ship and felt comfortable with our staff and services. We look forward to...More

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Justyna F
4 August 2018|
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Response from david s | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about which boat but I used to have awful sea sickness and I now get scopolamine patches from my doctor and they are brilliant.
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Ceebeegee
9 June 2018|
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Response from achan34 | Reviewed this property |
All the P&O ferries are maintained to a high standard for facilities. On night crossing not all facilities are available. Recommend the brasserie for a relaxing meal.
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Harley M
20 February 2018|
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Response from achan34 | Reviewed this property |
Never used that route but no problems in the Calais Cover route.
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