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Morocco & Canary Islands

Example 10 Day Cruise aboard Star Clipper
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Board the Star Clipper in Málaga and disembark in Las Palmas. Explore this incredible region and visit Tangier and its faded mongrel charm - not entirely Moroccan, European, or African but a heady mix of all three. Walk around historical Safi, home to a fishing port and diversified industries. Scout around the gorgeous little La Recova market. Close with a visit to Casa Colon, named for the great explorer, and do some exploring of your own by adventuring to the volcanic crater of Caldera de Taburiente National Park. 
Visit vibrant Las PalmasAn aerial view of the city MalagaAncient fortress tower in Tangier, MoroccoThe stunning blue coastline of the Canary IslandsExplore TangierThe beautiful interior of the Hassan II MosqueMarvel at the spectacular rock of Gibraltar
Highlights
  • Take a stroll and enjoy Málaga's old city and its historical buildings
  • Discover the charming city of Cadiz, called ‘‘the cup of silver''
  • Visit Arrecife, the diverse and interesting capital of Lanzarote
  • Explore the endless white beaches along the coastline of Gran Canaria
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Activity Level: Relaxed
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Day 1: Malaga, Spain | Embark

Malaga's fortress palace of the Alcazaba and the Castillo de Gibralfaro are splendid examples of Moorish architecture. But it is in Granada that you can see the most romantic and magnificent expression of the Arabesque style in the glorious Alhambra Palace.

Day 2: Gibraltar, British Overseas Territory

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory and headland, on Spain's south coast. It's dominated by the Rock of Gibraltar, a 426m-high limestone ridge. The Cable Car is one of the ways to the Top of the Rock and a must-see attraction for all visitors to Gibraltar. The view is spectacular and you can watch the islands' famous apes. A lesser-known wildlife attraction are the dolphins leaping in the sparkling waters of Gibraltar Bay. Whole families of dolphins visit the bay and the chances of seeing them are good.

Day 3: Tangier, Morocco

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Tangier was the real model for the famous American film "Casablanca" with Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. It still retains its faded mongrel charm - not entirely Moroccan, European, or African but a heady mix of all three.

Day 4: At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Each Star Clippers ship offers a traditional and elegant way to see the world. Feel the wind fill the sails and gently carry you from one gorgeous destination to the next. During your time onboard, you can choose to relax on a sun lounger or cool off in one of the pools on the top deck, while more adventurous passengers may enjoy the opportunity to climb the rigging or even have a go at steering the ship. Alternatively, you can wander the interior areas of the ship and discover relaxing lounges, a revitalizing spa (Royal Clipper only) and a peaceful library.

Day 5: Casablanca, Morocco

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Long before Ingrid Bergman and Bogie made Casablanca a symbol for romance, the city was famous for intrigue and mystery. Veiled by overlapping mantles of French, Arabian and African culture, Casablanca reveals new faces at every turn. The enormous Hassan II Mosque (holding 70,000 worshippers) is the new Morocco, while the fanciful Mauresque buildings in the Medina impart visions of pre-war Casablanca.

Day 6: Safri, Morocco

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today, Safi is mainly modern, home to a fishing port and diversified industries. The old town which lies within the city is still very much alive. Here you may be tempted to buy pottery typical of this part of the region.

Day 7: At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Each Star Clippers ship offers a traditional and elegant way to see the world. Feel the wind fill the sails and gently carry you from one gorgeous destination to the next. During your time onboard, you can choose to relax on a sun lounger or cool off in one of the pools on the top deck, while more adventurous passengers may enjoy the opportunity to climb the rigging or even have a go at steering the ship. Alternatively, you can wander the interior areas of the ship and discover relaxing lounges, a revitalizing spa (Royal Clipper only) and a peaceful library.

Day 8: Arrecife, Canary Islands, Spain

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrecife is the diverse and interesting capital of Lanzarote. It has a striking golden sand beach which is sheltered by a reef and a great selection of bars and restaurants. Worth a visit is The Castillo de San Gabriel in the center with its impressive drawbridge that was constructed in 1599 to help defend against pirate attacks. The gorgeous little La Recova market is tucked away and there is a selection of artisan craft shops together with a fresh food market on the weekdays.

Day 9: Puerto del Rosario, Canary Islands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Puerto del Rosario is the capital of Fuerteventura and is known for its whitewashed houses and open-air artworks, including giant snail sculptures along the harbor promenade. From here you can easily explore the island's attractions such as Islote de Lobos Nature Reserve. For energetic windsurfing is a popular choice as Fuerteventura is one of the best places in the world to do sail sports.

Day 10: Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
This 15th-century city with a semitropical colonial ambiance is a favorite stopping place for yachts crossing the Atlantic. Visit the Casa Colon, named for the great explorer, and do some exploring of your own by adventuring to the volcanic crater of Caldera de Taburiente National Park. Its lunar landscape and exotic vegetation take you to a new world. Disembark after breakfast and continue your independent trip back home.

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Category 6 cabin on the Star Clipper
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Category 6
Located on the Commodore Deck, this inside cabin features upper/lower berths and a bathroom with shower.
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Category 5
Located on the Clipper & Commodore Decks, this inside/outside cabin features a raised double bed, two lower beds, or triple berths, and a marble-lined bathroom with shower.
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Category 4
Located on the Commodore Deck, this outside cabin features two lower beds, double bed, or triple berths, and a marble-lined bathroom with shower.
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Category 3
Located on the Clipper & Commodore Decks, this outside cabin features two lower beds, double bed, or triple berths, and a marble-lined bathroom with shower.
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Category 2
Located on the Clipper Deck, this large outside cabin features two lower beds, double bed, or triple berths, and a marble-lined bathroom with shower.
Category 1 cabin on the Star Clipper
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Located on the Main & Sun Decks, this deluxe deck cabin features two lower beds that can convert to a double bed, minibar, marble-lined bathroom with whirlpool bath, and cabin doors that open onto the deck.
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Owner's Cabin (Double)
Located on the Clipper Deck, this deluxe outside cabin features a double bed, sitting area, minibar, and marble-lined bathroom with whirlpool.

Notes

 Included in cruise fare:
  • Accommodation
  • Full board meal plan with mineral water, tea and coffee served during meal times
Not included in cruise fare:
  • Port charges
  • Shore excursions are not included but can be purchased onboard
  • Any items of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, and purchases from the gift shop
  • Gratuity to staff
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Medical services, travel insurance, or visas
  • All transfers to/from the boat from airports
  • International and domestic airfare

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