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2022

Magnificent Mudéjar Art From Morocco's Imperial Cities to the Andalusian Flatlands (port-to-port package)

8 Days - AFM_PP
# Description

Cruise

ARRECIFE - AGADIR - CASABLANCA - TANGIER - MALAGA

Although the Strait of Gibraltar separates Spain and Morocco, they share a rich, common history. Our trip will focus on Mudéjar art, a mix of styles that appeared between the Moorish invasions and the Spanish Reconquista. Join us on a fascinating cruise under the golden sunshine in Andalusia to the lively atmosphere of the traditional Moroccan bazaars known as souks.

Croisi +
All inclusive on board

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • UNIQUE ITINERARY : CRUISE THROUGH THE LEGENDARY STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR and along the Moroccan coastlines
  • Explore(1)
    • MOROCCO
      • Enchanting and colorful Marrakesh
      • Southern Morocco: Authentic Taroudant and the Tiout palm grove
      • The magical atmosphere of Casablanca
      • Rabat, a coastal Imperial City
      • Chefchaouen, a gorgeous blue-wash town nestled high up in the Rif Mountains
    • SPAIN
      • Granada and the Alhambra, the palace from the Nasrid dynasty and a marvelous example of Andalusian architecture
  • Visit exceptional sites
    • Opulent Hassan II Mosque, dominating the seaside landscape
    • Delightful Jardin Majorelle, one of the most phenomenal botanical gardens in Morocco
  • DELICIOUS, COLORFUL CUISINE
    • Tastings of wine and cheese from the Canary Islands
    • Tasting of Moroccan pastries and mint tea on board
    • Typical Moroccan lunch at the heart of the Medina of Marrakesh
    • Spanish cocktail hour on board with tapas and sangria
  • Participation of Alain Loisin, lecturer(2)
    • During the years I have spent traveling, I have given presentations on several CroisiEurope cruises—from the banks of the Red Sea to the Canary Islands, the Greek islands to the Bosporus, Russia at the time of the czars to the splendors of the Adriatic.
    • Conference themes:
      The Strategic Challenges of the Strait of Gibraltar
      Casablanca, Morocco's Young Economic capital
      Following the Footsteps of the Conquistadors

Route

Day 1

ARRECIFE

Passengers are welcome to board at 6:00 p.m. We'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail before dinner on board. The rest of the evening is yours to do as you please.

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Day 2

At sea

We'll spend the day cruising the Atlantic Ocean. Join us for a lecture in the lounge followed by a tasting of wine and cheese from the Canary Islands.

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Day 3

AGADIR

We'll leave for an optional day-long excursion to Marrakesh (lunch included). An Imperial City and the capital of the mid-southwestern region of Marrakesh-Safi, Marrakesh has a particularly dense history.

OR

We'll leave for an optional day-long excursion to Taroudant and Tiout in southern Morocco (lunch included). Discover authentic Morocco as we travel through the Anti-Atlas Mountains. We'll visit Taroudant, one of the most fascinating destinations in the country, and stroll through the Tiout palm grove.

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Day 4

At sea

We'll spend the day cruising the Atlantic Ocean. Join us for a lecture in the lounge followed by a tasting of Moroccan pastries and mint tea.

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Day 5

CASABLANCA

In the morning, join us for an optional guided tour of Casablanca. This young and dynamic city is a must-see for anyone wanting to get a true feel for the country.

This afternoon, we'll set off on an optional visit to Rabat. This coastal town, one of four Imperial Cities of Morocco, is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Tonight is our festive gala evening.

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Day 6

TANGIER

Early in the morning, we'll pass the Strait of Gibraltar.

We'll leave for an optional day-long excursion to Chefchaouen (lunch included). Discover one of the most beautiful towns in Morocco. Tonight, a Moroccan evening complete with traditional couscous awaits you.

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Day 7

MALAGA

Join us for an optional excursion to Granada (including lunch). We'll visit a true wonder of Moorish art: the Alhambra, whose stunning palaces and captivating gardens are framed by the surrounding mountains. Enjoy a drink on the Sun Deck before a lecture in the lounge.

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Day 8

MALAGA

Enjoy breakfast on board this morning before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

Or you can continue your vacation on board La Belle des Océans with a cruise along the Spanish coast from Malaga to Barcelona. Ask us about back-to-back cruises(3) and the detailed program for Ref. MGB.

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Dates & Prices

START IN 2022
Departure 16/04/2022
Arrival 23/04/2022
Ship : MV La Belle des Océans Ship category : PREMIUM

* Price based on double occupancy

Sales

  • 20% reduction for 1 child from the age of 2 up to the age of 10 sharing a cabin with 1 adult (on the price of the cruise only - excluding flights, taxes, supplements and service fees)
  • 30% reduction for 1 child from the age of 2 up to the age of 10 sharing a cabin with 2 adults (on the price of the cruise only - excluding flights, taxes, supplements and service fees)
Included :
Not included

your cruise in the cabin category of your choice - all meals - drinks with your meals and at the bar (not including our special wine and drinks list) - emergency/repatriation insurance - all port fees.

drinks from our special lists or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - optional excursions (must be reserved and paid for on board or at travel agency) - transfers to/from departure/arrival points - cancellation and baggage insurance - personal expenses.

Shore Excursions

Full-day trip to Chefchaouen

We'll leave for Chefchaouen, a gorgeous blue-hued town nestled high in the Rif Mountains. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant before we visit the city. The medina's winding streets lead to the 15th-century casbah, now a museum housing a lovely...

Duration 10h00 Classic
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Full-day trip to Granada

We'll leave from Malaga and head for Granada. Granada is the former capital of the last Islamic realm in southern Iberia—a kingdom that left its mark on the architectural heritage of the area you will discover today. We will visit the Alham...

Duration 10h00 Classic
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Casablanca

Our excursion will take you to the most emblematic spots in the city. The city's name reveals some of its history: Casablanca is the Hispanicized version of what was originally Casa Branca—Portuguese for “white house,” the color...

Duration 4h00 Classic
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Full-day trip to Marrakesh

“Looking at the world through the sunset in your eyes Traveling the train through clear Moroccan skies...” Join us for an excursion to the city incarnated by Crosby, Stills, and Nash in "Marrakesh Express." We'll visit the...

Duration 12h00 Classic
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Rabat

Rabat, the capital city of Morocco, enjoys an ideal location on the Atlantic coast and an exceptional place in the country's history. As one of four Imperial Cities, Rabat brims with features so unique that the entire area is listed as a UNESCO W...

Duration 4h00 Classic
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Full-day trip to Taroudant and Tiout

Leaving from Agadir, discover authentic Morocco on a tour of Taroudant, one of the most fascinating destinations in the country. Encircled by 16th-century ramparts, the lively medina and its souks offer a profusion of local treasures—from silve...

Duration 9h00 Classic
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Casablanca

Our excursion will take you to the most emblematic spots in the city. The city's name reveals some of its history: Casablanca is the Hispanicized version of what was originally Casa Branca—Portuguese for “white house,” the color...

Duration 4h00 Classic
See more

Full-day trip to Chefchaouen

We'll leave for Chefchaouen, a gorgeous blue-hued town nestled high in the Rif Mountains. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant before we visit the city. The medina's winding streets lead to the 15th-century casbah, now a museum housing a lovely...

Duration 10h00 Classic
See more

Rabat

Rabat, the capital city of Morocco, enjoys an ideal location on the Atlantic coast and an exceptional place in the country's history. As one of four Imperial Cities, Rabat brims with features so unique that the entire area is listed as a UNESCO W...

Duration 4h00 Classic
See more

Full-day trip to Granada

We'll leave from Malaga and head for Granada. Granada is the former capital of the last Islamic realm in southern Iberia—a kingdom that left its mark on the architectural heritage of the area you will discover today. We will visit the Alham...

Duration 10h00 Classic
See more

Rabat

Rabat, the capital city of Morocco, enjoys an ideal location on the Atlantic coast and an exceptional place in the country's history. As one of four Imperial Cities, Rabat brims with features so unique that the entire area is listed as a UNESCO W...

Duration 4h00 Classic
Price per pers. 65.00 € Before departure 72.00 € On board
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Full-day trip to Chefchaouen

We'll leave for Chefchaouen, a gorgeous blue-hued town nestled high in the Rif Mountains. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant before we visit the city. The medina's winding streets lead to the 15th-century casbah, now a museum housing a lovely...

Duration 10h00 Classic
Price per pers. 125.00 € Before departure 139.00 € On board
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Full-day trip to Marrakesh

“Looking at the world through the sunset in your eyes Traveling the train through clear Moroccan skies...” Join us for an excursion to the city incarnated by Crosby, Stills, and Nash in "Marrakesh Express." We'll visit the...

Duration 12h00 Classic
Price per pers. 145.00 € Before departure 161.00 € On board
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Casablanca

Our excursion will take you to the most emblematic spots in the city. The city's name reveals some of its history: Casablanca is the Hispanicized version of what was originally Casa Branca—Portuguese for “white house,” the color...

Duration 4h00 Classic
Price per pers. 64.00 € Before departure 71.00 € On board
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Full-day trip to Granada

We'll leave from Malaga and head for Granada. Granada is the former capital of the last Islamic realm in southern Iberia—a kingdom that left its mark on the architectural heritage of the area you will discover today. We will visit the Alham...

Duration 10h00 Classic
Price per pers. 134.00 € Before departure 149.00 € On board
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Full-day trip to Taroudant and Tiout

Leaving from Agadir, discover authentic Morocco on a tour of Taroudant, one of the most fascinating destinations in the country. Encircled by 16th-century ramparts, the lively medina and its souks offer a profusion of local treasures—from silve...

Duration 9h00 Classic
Price per pers. 66.00 € Before departure 73.00 € On board
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Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

Passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.


INTERNET

SATELLITE CONNECTIONS

Our ship provides Internet connection via satellite while we cruise, which is different and slower than what we are used to through our regular home or office services. We cannot guarantee connection at all times. Please keep this in mind while you are enjoying your vacation with us.

TELEPHONE SERVICE

DURING CRUISE

When we are at sea, you can connect your device(s) to the onboard GSM/3G network. Your service provider will automatically send you the terms and conditions of use for this service. You will be able to make calls, send messages, or use the Internet through this network’s roaming services. The GSM network will be turned off once the ship enters a port.

WHILE IN PORT

When the ship is in a port, you will be able to receive and make calls via your international calling/service plan according to the country you are visiting.

WATCH OUT FOR SERVICE FEES

We strongly recommend that you contact your service provider before your departure; international calls and data usage can be very costly and are almost never included in basic operator packages.

PLEASE CHECK THE SETTINGS FOR YOUR DEVICE

Once you are on board, but before you connect to the Internet, please check the settings for your device(s).  We request that you limit the downloading of videos and large-volume files. Automatic updates to your PC, tablet, and smartphones will affect the speed and cost of your connection. You probably have automatic updates for apps on your devices that you are not aware of. We recommend that you deactivate these updates while you are staying with us.


Warning: Navigational obligations and weather conditions can disrupt the itinerary, and in certain cases, intermediate stops may be canceled. If this happens, CroisiEurope will do our best to find the best solution according to passenger expectations. For safety reasons, the company and/or the captain of the ship are the only authorities who can modify the cruise itinerary. 2021 PRE-CRUISE PROGRAM (subject to changes). (1) Optional excursions. (2) In the event of force majeure, we will find a replacement. (3) Limited availability. Alcohol can be dangerous to your health. Please drink in moderation.

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