Tangier is a major city located in northwestern Morocco. It lies on the North African coast at the entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar where Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic off Cape Spartel. Tangier is the capital of Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima Region and of Tangier-Assilah prefecture of Morocco. In 2014 the population of Tangier was 947,950.
Tangier has very rich history, due to the historical presence of lots of civilizations and cultures from before the 5th century BC. Tangier was a nexus for a wealth of cultures between the period of being strategic Berber town and a Phoenician trading center to independence era around 1950s. In 1923, the city was considered as one with international status by the foreign colonial powers. It became a destination for European and American diplomats, writers, businessmen and spies.
Today the city is undergoing rapid modernization and development. Projects include a modern business district named Tangier City Center, new tourism projects along the bay, new airport terminal, new football stadium. The economy of Tangier is also set to benefit from the newest Tanger-Med port.
The city has been reputed as a safe site for international spying. Its position during spying periods of 19th and 20th centuries and the Cold War is legendary. At that time Tangier acquired the reputation of a smuggling and spying centre and attracted foreign capital via commercial liberty and political neutrality. It was through a British bank in Tangier that in 1943 the Bank of England for the first time obtained samples of forged British currency produced in "Operation Bernhard" by the Nazis. Tangier has also been subject for a wealth of spy fiction films and books.
Highlights: City, Medina, Cape Spartel
The Tangier cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Tangier, Morocco.
If you lose the Tangier location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Tangier cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Tangier, Morocco. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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2 February, 2018