Tangier

Morocco

Cruises To Tangier

Over the centuries, this northern Moroccan coastal city has attracted many famed artists and writers. Tangier was once home to The Rolling Stones, and the great beat writers such as William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac resided here. At the mouth of the Mediterranean, this modern city boasts narrow streets lined with cafes, and the medina as its not-too-miss quarter.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Tangier
    Ship will ANCHOR OFF SHORE at this port and guests will be tendered ashore.
  • Time Zone
    WET (Western European Time)
    UTC/GMT +1 hour
  • Language
    The local language is Arabic and Berber. Say "hello" in Arabic: "marhaba."
  • Currency & Shopping
    Moroccan Dirham (MAD)
    Moroccan carpets, pottery, jewellery and native crafts.
    • Famous For
      Visit the Grand Socco market square to absorb the city life. Look for leather goods, carved wooden pieces, ornate pottery, alabaster figures and handmade rugs.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Explore the Mendoubia Gardens, which contain a fascinating banyan tree that is more than 800 years old.
    • Fun Fact #2
      The Caves of Hercules are nine miles west of Tangier in the Cap Spartel area; it is a place of great beauty and archaeological significance.
    • Fun Fact: Foodies
      Try Berber soup, mechoui - a roasted lamb favourite - and bisteeya, a pastry pie stuffed with chicken, eggs, Moroccan spices and crushed almonds.
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