Explore Morocco with Star Clippers this autumn

28th September 2017

Morocco Pottery

The Mediterranean is an almost entirely-enclosed area – home to a diverse range of cultures, cities landmarks, aromas, flavours, beaches and much more. Sitting at the north-westernmost point of Africa, Morocco guards the entrance to this stunningly enclosed area of Europe and also marks the closest point between the European and African continents. To offer a sense of perspective: at the closest point, it is possible to admire the towering rock of Gibraltar from the Moroccan coast.

Over time, this has led to the North African nation being influenced by a range of cultures, with visible influences from Europe, Africa and the Middle East. While this region is particularly warm throughout the summer, the colder months of October and November make Morocco an ideal choice for a spot of autumn sun and Star Clippers can take you there.

Departing October 31st 2017, the seven-night Morocco & Canary Islands sailing will take passengers on a journey to historical settlements, intriguing landmarks and golden beaches that will take your breath away. This week, we take a closer look at each of the Moroccan destinations you can visit aboard the Star Flyer this autumn.

Casablanca

Casablanca

Founded by Berber fishermen in the 10th century BC, the impressively historical city of Casablanca offers a fine blend of fascinating landmarks and cosmopolitan lifestyle. The Hassan II Mosque is undoubtedly one of the most impressive landmarks in the city and is one of the only landmarks of its kind to be also open to non-Muslims. A beautiful interior made up of intricate tile work blends with a roof that opens to the sky to create a truly unforgettable landmark.

Casablanca is certainly a work in progress, with many vast construction projects currently underway throughout the city. You will see French, Moroccan, Berber and Arabic cultures blended together to create a unique atmosphere that is unparalleled anywhere else in Morocco. Of course, if you want to soak up the sun, a visit to the Ain Diab Plage will not disappoint.

Safi

Safi may be one of the lesser-known cities in Morocco, but this modern fishing port is home to a historical old town. A stroll through the market will offer chances to buy a range of colourful pottery items which are locally produced within the region. Elsewhere in the city, visitors will discover tree-lined boulevards and glistening villas that blend to create a perfect stroll. The fortified medina offers a historical insight into the area, while the surrounding beaches are ideal for a spot of relaxation of even for trying out a range of water sports.

Tangier

Tangier

Interestingly, the city of Tangier was actually the backdrop for the famous American film ‘Casablanca’ and, upon admiring its colourful architecture, historical landmarks and pristine setting beside the coast. The medina will lead you journey of the senses, with a maze of narrow paths leading you on a journey of authentically-decorated walls, fragrant tagines, locally-produced goods and much more.

Meandering around this area is a quick way to sample Moroccan culture, but if you want to take a step back in time, head to the Kasbah Museum – the former Sultan’s Palace – for an intriguing historical insight. Alternatively, the golden beaches offer a perfect spot to relax and soak up the Mediterranean sun.


The Morocco and Canary Islands itinerary is the last of the 2017 Mediterranean season, with the Star Flyer then completing a journey across the Atlantic before operating itineraries around the Caribbean and Panama Canal. Meanwhile, the Star Clipper will operate sailings in South-East Asia, while the Royal Clipper will offer itineraries to the Windward and Grenadine Islands.

For more information about the full range of itineraries available with Star Clippers, contact us via the freephone number above or chat to an advisor online.

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