Marrakech and Rabat Cruises via Casablanca

Hassan II's Mosque

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Casablanca, an impressive port city on Morocco’s magical coast, is an MSC Mediterranean Cruises destination. Discover Mauresque architecture, attractive beaches, and the colourful Old Medina.

Place Mohammed V, a square of symbolic significance, is resplendent with palm trees and a majestic fountain. Beyond the port, two extraordinary cities await your discovery — vibrant Marrakech and beautiful Rabat. 
MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including:
• Hassan II's Mosque
• Marrakech 
• Rabat
An enchanting adventure awaits, on an MSC Cruises excursion, across the buzzing city of Casablanca. Enjoy a scenic journey through streets and squares before stopping at an authentic Habous district market. Visit the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Lourdes and the Hassan II Mosque — the largest mosque in Africa. Resting on a peninsula overlooking the Atlantic, take in spectacular sea views and fine architectural craftsmanship. 
Visit Marrakech on an MSC Cruises excursion, a Moroccan imperial city known as the 'Pearl of the South'. Here, you’ll discover the ornately decorated Saadian Tombs and the mesmerising 19th-century Bahia Palace. Afterwards, take in Marrakech’s iconic market square, Jemaa el-Fnaa. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is brimming with merchants, performers, restaurants, food stalls, snake charmers, storytellers, and henna artists.
Tour picturesque Rabat, Morocco’s capital, on an MSC Cruises excursion — a city known for its Berberera royal fort, French colonial and Islamic heritage, and historical citadel. Your guided tour begins at Place Mechouar Square, built at the end of the 19th century. From here, you’ll visit Hassan Tower, an iconic minaret on the bank of the Bu Regreg river.  Discover the elegant Mausoleum of Mohammed V, the resting place of the Moroccan king. Finally, unwind in the emerald Andalusian Gardens in the Kasbah of the Udayas.

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    Traditions and tourism
    Traditions and tourism

    cruise to Morocco is ripe with immediate and enduring fascination. Though just an hour across the sea from Spain, it seems at once very far from Europe, with a culture – Islamic and deeply traditional – that is almost wholly unfamiliar.

    Throughout the country, despite the years of French and Spanish colonial rule and the presence of modern and cosmopolitan cities like Rabat and Casablanca, a more distant past constantly makes its presence felt. Fez, perhaps the most beautiful of all Arab cities, maintains a life still rooted in medieval times, when a Moroccan kingdom stretched from Senegal to northern Spain, while in the mountains of the Atlas and the Rif, it is still possible to draw up tribal maps of the Berber population.

    As a backdrop to all this, the country’s physical make-up is extraordinary: from the Mediterranean coast, which you’ll get to know during your MSC cruise to Morocco, through four mountain ranges, to the empty sand and scrub of the Sahara.

    The coast is best enjoyed in the north at Tangier, Asilah and Larache, and in the south at El Jadida, Essaouira. Inland, where the real interest of Morocco lies, the outstanding cities are Fez and Marrakesh. The great imperial capitals of the country’s various dynasties, they are almost unique in the Arab world for the chance they offer to witness city life that, in patterns and appearance, remains in large part medieval.