The Commodore Clipper is a purpose built conventional ferry designed for a year round, all-weather service. This well-equipped ship has space for around 300 passengers and over 100 cars. Onboard facilities include en-suite cabins, reclining Seats, a brasserie, a lounge bar, duty free shop and a children’s area.
There’s a range of comfortable cabins available on the Commodore Clipper, all offering en-suite facilities. In addition, there are 2 cabins with disabled facilities which are accessible by wheelchair.
In terms of seating, relaxing reclining seats are available for a small supplement. For a bit of extra luxury and affordable comfort, book a Condor Ferries Club Class seat. These seats are in a private lounge area featuring tables for work or relaxation, a steward service, complimentary newspapers and a selection of snacks and hot drinks.
The Commodore Clipper offers a sit down service and a mouth-watering menu with plenty of choice on every sailing including hot and cold breakfasts, a wide selection of filled sandwiches and baguettes, a choice of tempting desserts and a good selection of hot and cold drinks.
The Condor Traveller Bar offers a wide selection of soft and alcoholic drinks.
As the Channel Islands are treated as being outside of the EU you’ll be able to shop duty free onboard the Condor Rapide! You'll be amazed at the range of quality branded products available too including beauty, cigarettes & tobacco, confectionery, fashion accessories, fragrance, gifts, spirits, toys, games, travel essentials, wines and beers.
Children can enjoy the viewing deck where they can watch the ferry pull away and make its onward journey. There is also a soft seated children’s area to keep them entertained throughout the journey where they can watch DVD's.
Most seats are wheelchair accessible including the reclining seat lounges, which includes some seating with flexible armrests. There are also 2 cabins with disabled facilities which are suitable for use by wheelchair users.
Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Commodore Clipper 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.
95% of our customers recommended this ship
Nice friendly staff and superb food
Reviewed by Rosa who travelled with Condor Ferries on Commodore Clipper
Brilliant in the ocean class club seats. Worth the money for an 8 hr crossing
Reviewed by Philip who travelled with Condor Ferries on Commodore Clipper
"Portsmouth/ Jersey "
VERY reliable perfect for our needs,value for money
Reviewed by Raymond who travelled with Condor Ferries on Commodore Clipper
For the crossing, Portsmouth to St. Helier, and return. Condor were extremely helpful. Direct Ferries from whom the tickets were purchased - less helpful with unobtainable telephone numbers with which to get up to date information on sailing times which could have been affected by sea and weather conditions at that time.
Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with Condor Ferries on Commodore Clipper
Plenty of room in the main lounge and and hot/cold drinks available all night if you cannot sleep on the night crossing. The reclining seats were not very comfortable but ok. Nice quiet ship and a smooth crossing in both directions
Reviewed by Graham who travelled with Condor Ferries on Commodore Clipper
"One week holiday in Jersey"
Condor Ferries are clean and efficient. Directions to load the cars were easy and straight forward to follow. The Club Class lounge was brilliant. Endless tea, coffee and biscuits while the journey home through the night was restful in the cabin which gave us a good night's sleep along with a hearty breakfast in the morning. Will definitely recommend and travel again with Condor.
Reviewed by David who travelled with Condor Ferries on Commodore Clipper
The cabin was comfortable. The ship has no forward views- you need to pay a premium for either seating or a cabin with this, but other than that the staff were really friendly and helpful and the lounge areas were airy and comfortable.
Reviewed by Margaret who travelled with Condor Ferries on Commodore Clipper
Our family with young children really enjoyed our ferry trip, we booked a cabin both ways and were very glad we did, it meant we had a private room as a base, to watch dvds, play games and read whilst relaxing on the beds. It was worth getting the deluxe cabin with a window facing the front, we had a great view of the islands. Our children enjoyed going outside on deck to see the naval ships in Portsmouth and the islands. Instead of being a difficult 12 hour journey with young children they enjoyed the adventure. Definitely recommend a cabin both for day and night. Only downside was the cafe was expensive so take snacks and drinks.
Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with Condor Ferries on Commodore Clipper
"Was a suprise "
Enjoyed the return trip to Jersey from Portsmouth. Booked a cabin on the return journey. We were allocated cabin 801. We entered the cabin to be met by towels on the beds with a little bag of shower things . Gel, shower cap, soap etc. This was as we found quite a surprise when we couldn't find the shower. We hunted high and low to find it in the bathroom. There isn't one folks. I even took a video of the bathroom with the warning signs on the door warning you to be careful when showering. We were not told this cabin did not have a shower, and would not have booked it if we had known in advance. So to be clear CABIN 801 DOES NOT HAVE A SHOWER. Other than that the staff were friendly and professional. the food was OK. The ship was delayed 1 Hr on the return leg of our trip but we were informed and we arrived in Portsmouth on time anyway
Reviewed by Andrew who travelled with Condor Ferries on Commodore Clipper
"Relocating to Guernsey "
Definitely the best way to arrive in Guernsey. Beautiful views of Sark and Herm and a real sense of arrival in historic St Peter Port. My brand new Mini Cooper arrived safely with me. Lots of space on the vehicle decks and easy to navigate. I absolutely recommend getting a cabin irrespective of the time of crossing. Comfortable berths with good bedding, tv and spacious ensuite. Exceeded expectations and made the whole experience very efficient as I was able to get work done too.
Reviewed by Sally Ann who travelled with Condor Ferries on Commodore Clipper
"Nice ferry but tardy!"
The facilities on the ferry were pretty good, recliner seats in the quiet lounge at the front on the way out and a four berth cabin coming back. Food was also quite good and reasonably priced. However ferry was about 35 mins late leaving Portsmouth and therefore arrived in Jersey late. Got a text on the afternoon we were due to come back saying that ferry would be 80 mins late in leaving Jersey so that messed up the plans a bit, however arrived in Portsmouth at about the scheduled time.
Reviewed by Neil who travelled with Condor Ferries on Commodore Clipper
"Caravan/Camper Crossing to Cherbourg"
My wife and I traveled in 2015 with our car and caravan between Portsmouth and Cherbourg as arranged by the Caravan Club. This was a very good value crossing and very comfortable. We chose to pay the £5.00 extra for the quiet lounge. This year we took a campervan rather than a caravan and also had an excellent trip. We would be prepared to recommend this crossing.
Reviewed by Peter who travelled with Condor Ferries on Commodore Clipper
This crossing was good value, compared with other ferry companies offering the same route on the same day. Just be aware that Commodore Clipper is not a mini cruise ship, it is a functional ferry which is why I suspect it can offer lower prices. We would use again if the crossing dates and times suit our plans.
Reviewed by Rod who travelled with Condor Ferries on Commodore Clipper
We've crossed the channel by ferry hundreds of times with practically every company available but this was our first with Condor. It definitely won't be our last. A clean ship, cheerful, friendly & efficient staff, good quality food and great value cabins/quiet lounges. We will book for next summer as soon as the crossing becomes available.
Reviewed by Valerie who travelled with Condor Ferries on Commodore Clipper
"Jersey & Back"
We took the ferry from Portsmouth to Jersey and returned via the fast ferry to Poole. Both services were efficient, the ship's were clean and comfortable and the staff friendly and helpful. I would use the service again.
Reviewed by Brian who travelled with Condor Ferries on Commodore Clipper
It is very comfortable travelling on this ship and the food served in the resteraunt is excellent, with a good choice and well cooked food.
Reviewed by Jenny who travelled with Condor Ferries on Commodore Clipper
For the money this was a great little trip with our camper van. No frills but we did not want that for this short crossing. On and off the boat very quick, all staff very helpful and we parked on the deck and could watch our camper from the bar area. Excellent value for money at £140 return.
Reviewed by Michael who travelled with Condor Ferries on Commodore Clipper
Great service with brittany ferries to cherbourg , hassle free.
Reviewed by Ian who travelled with Condor Ferries on Commodore Clipper
Nice small ship with great facilities. Spotlessly clean, stable in the storm (Kate) continued to operate when all the high speed services we're confined to port.
Reviewed by Tim who travelled with Condor Ferries on Commodore Clipper
"Recent December Trip"
I was moved from my booking from Portsmouth to Poole but despite one engine out on the ferry, I had a pleasant trip which was comfortable and I enjoyed it as usual. Can't complain at all; staff through all the changes excellent and kept me well informed. Think the reputation condor has at the moment is undeserved and if only they could control the weather their service would be fine.
Reviewed by Simon who travelled with Condor Ferries on Commodore Clipper