Casablanca (Marrakesh, Morocco)

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Casablanca cruise port

Region
Mediterranean - Black Sea

Local Time
2024-06-15 05:21

min: 65 °F (18 °C) / max: 76 °F (25 °C) 66°F
19.1°C
Wind: 309°/ 1.7 m/s  Gust: 3.1 m/sWind: 309°/ 1.7 m/s  Gust: 3.1 m/sLight breeze
1.7 m/s
Min / Max Temperature76 °F / 25 °C
65 °F / 19 °C
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Port Casablanca 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 Casablanca, Marrakesh, Morocco. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

DayShipArrivalDeparture
6 June, 2024
Thursday
Oceania Cruises Cruises cruise lineOceania Marina07:0016:00
14 June, 2024
Friday
MSC Explora Journeys Cruises cruise lineMSC Explora 107:0022:00
19 June, 2024
Wednesday
Seabourn Cruises Cruises cruise lineSeabourn Sojourn08:0021:00

Casablanca is Morocco's principal/largest port and city, with population over 3,36 million (metro over 2,3 million). This is also Morocco's biggest industrial center. Port Casablanca (locode MACAS) is located on the Atlantic Ocean and is one of the world's largest man-made ports. This is also the cruise port to Marrakesh/Marrakech (Morocco's 4th-largest city and Marrakesh-Safi region's capital).

In 2023, Casablanca Cruise Port underwent an infrastructure development. By the EUR 60 million project was constructed a new cruise ship dock/pier, a new cruise terminal and a maritime station. Now the cruise port can accommodate the world's largest cruise ships (with max LOA length 350 m/1148 ft) and has an annual capacity to handle max 400,000 tourists.

In April 2024, GPH/Global Ports Holding Plc (2003-founded, UK-based corporation ranked the world's largest cruise port management company) through its consortium (a joint venture of GPH and Steya & Ocean Infrastructures Management Co) was awarded preferred bidder for the 15-year concession of Casablanca Cruise Port's new terminal.

The consortium and ANP will now work towards agreeing on the terms of the concession agreement.

Even though it has a history going back several centuries and was colonized by the Portuguese until 1755, it declined insignificantly by the mid-1880s. The Renaissance came with the French protectorate under the first resident general, Lyautey. He decided to establish Casablanca as an administrative center of the new protectorate. Lyautey gave Casablanca its public parks, fountains, wide boulevards and imposing Mauresque civic buildings. Don't miss the Hassan II Mosque, gleaming, white medium high-rise 1930s architecture, many Art-Deco touches and pedestrian precincts thronged with fashion-conscious young people. From here, tourists can visit the Imperial City of Rabat, and the fantastic Marrakech is within reach.

Casablanca is the most cosmopolitan of Morocco's cities, with a palpably French mood, but reflecting the paradox at Morocco's heart - its unique fusion of modern and ancient, of Arabia, Africa and Europe. The beguiling Casablanca of Bogart and Bergman may be no more, but you'll still find endless enigmas here amid vibrant bazaars and busy boulevards.

Casablanca cruise terminal

Port of Casablanca has no dedicated cruise ship terminal facilities at the docking pier. From where the ship docks, the distance to the city center is approx 1 km (0,07 ml). The cruise pier is located in an industrial port area and walking through it isn't that appealing.

The port provides free of charge shuttle buses for passenger transportation from the docking pier to the city center. At the dockside there is a taxi rank with taxis to the city center (price negociation is highly recommended).

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