This fantastic Moroccan port of call welcomes passengers to its shores to explore the wonderfully rich heritage, culture and magnificent scenery. Casablanca lies on Africa’s North West coast and enjoys a great climate year round for cruise passengers to enjoy. The city is the largest in Morocco and definitely one of the most exciting. The area continues to expand and enhance its tourist facilities with visitors here rising year on year.
Cruise passengers arriving here are certainly in for a treat. The vibrant nature of this incredible city is captivating from the instant you set foot on land. The cruise terminal is close by to the heart of the major attractions making the day easy to navigate whether you’re exploring independently or through a cruise line organised excursion. Port de Casablanca is vastly modern, which often surprises visitors. Contemporary meets traditional here and this theme continues throughout the entire city. As you make your way along the bustling streets you will witness glorious parklands in the midst of a delightful combination of Moroccan and French Colonial architecture. Marvel at the history of this great destination with a visit to the Hassan II Mosque for a photo opportunity and the chance to take in one of the largest religious monuments in the entire world. The mosque is built right on the sea edge, so as well as the exquisite structure; the backdrop of the blissfully clear waters creates a picture postcard image. The capacity for worshippers here is 25,000, which gives you an idea of its breath taking size. Other fascinating sights include the Palace of Justice, situated in the heart of Mohamed V Square. The beauty of the palace is outstanding and a must see when visiting this port.
Excursion opportunities here will provide several ways of seeing the city’s major attractions. Often the most commonly used tour options are either a panoramic coach option for a leisurely day or a walking tour in the heart of the city. Excursions here are often extremely popular as although the port is great for exploring on your own, the tours offer extended sightseeing and often take away the frustration of queues. This district area of Anfa is a residential quarter of the city and boasts impressive mansion homes. Such trips here also include the Boulevard Zerktouni as well as the famed Arab League. The Church of Notre Dame is spectacular and be sure to also take in the Habous Quarter for the chance to purchase sublime spices and unique souvenirs.
Along with the exquisite architecture, this brilliant port of call is also great for sun worshippers. The beaches here are superb and if you’re looking for a day of total relaxation, the beach scenes will not disappoint. Other areas for relaxation and indulgence include the ‘Corniche Boulevard’ where guests will have the pleasure of many exclusive hotels and the serenity of private swimming pools.
Cruising into Casablanca is to cruise into cultural excitement with a magnificent climate to match. Whether its family fun in the sun or a romantic day for two; Casablanca is perfect for exploration and relaxation. Simply stunning in every way, this port of call is a Moroccan gem and often featured on World Cruise itineraries.