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Medinas & Mountains of Moorish Morocco

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Chefchaouen, Morocco Chefchaouen, Morocco
26 Nov 2025
Portsmouth
12 nights
Borealis

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Hand-crafted highlights

Meander the mazy medinas of Morocco on this exotic exploration that includes opportunities to tour to Marrakech and Tetouan, home to vibrant, labyrinthine streets, bustling souks and iconic landmarks. There’s also the chance to visit charming Chefchaouen, with its distinctive blue-painted buildings. You can experience the Moroccan way of life by sampling local delights like flavoursome tagine and refreshing mint tea, connecting with Berber communities, and relishing the sounds of traditional music and dance. As well as admiring the Moorish architecture, you can unearth the Arab-Berber influence at cultural sites such as Casablanca’s Hassan II Mosque, the Royal Palace of Rabat and the historic Kasbah of Tangier.

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Highlights

Jemaa el-Fna Square, Morocco

Mazy Medinas

Our journey planners have designed this cruise aboard Borealis for you to discover the maze of medinas in three exciting Moroccan destinations. From Casabalanca, explore the cultural heart of Marrakech, with its vibrant maze of narrow alleyways, bustling souks and iconic landmarks such as Jemaa el-Fna Square, which embodies Morocco's rich history and culture. In Tangier, visit Tetouan, a UNESCO-listed medina featuring Andalusian and Moorish influences, and home to narrow streets full of historic architecture; or its historic medina bustling with slender streets and vibrant markets, showcasing the diverse Arab, Andalusian, and European architectural influences. You will also have the chance to explore Chefchaouen with its distinctive blue-painted medina.

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Jugs for brewing the tea, Moroccan market

The Moroccan way of life

Throughout your cruise, you will have plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in the local way of life in Morocco. In Casablanca, enjoy the delicious taste of Pastilla, a savoury-sweet pastry filled with chicken, or Mechoui - a seasonal slow-roasted lamb dish, accompanied by spiced aromatic coffee; while Agadir offers the chance to take a welcoming mint tea with a local Berber community, and listen to Amazigh music or watch a performance of the traditional group dance of Ahwach. When in Tangier, be sure to sample simply grilled sardines and soak up the city's cafe culture.

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Hassan II Square, Morocco

The Arab-Berber influence

North Africa has seen a complex blending of the Arab and Berber communities over centuries, resulting in a unique cultural and historical tapestry. The architecture in the region is evident in buildings such as the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, which combines traditional Islamic and modern designs; while in Marrakech, the Koutoubia Mosque showcases Moorish and Andalusian influences. Also in Marrakech is Bahia Palace, a 19th-century building painted with colourful mosaics and stuccos. From Tangier, join us on a tour to witness the Kasbah, which overlooks the Mediterranean Sea, and Grand Socco, the main square in the medina which perfectly blends Arab, Berber and European cultures.

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Life On Board

Introducing Borealis

Sister ship to Bolette, Borealis is perfectly suited for enjoying scenic cruising of the world's lesser-known waterways. From cruising past remarkable landscapes and historical sites to capturing the beauty of the natural world. 

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Borealis at sea at sunset

Borealis

Sister-ship to Bolette, Borealis is perfectly suited for taking guests on a journey around the globe, enabling more exploration in more exciting ports. Her smaller size, spacious public areas, open deck spaces and impressive array of restaurants make her perfect for longer voyages, and shorter journeys alike.

702 cabins
1,360 guests
662 crew
61,849 GT
25kts max speed
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Your Guest Speakers

We’ve arranged for some wonderful guest speakers to join us for this cruise. They will be delivering a programme of insightful talks and activities to deepen your cultural, artistic and historical understanding of the destinations we will be exploring, well as helping you to enjoy the natural beauty of the places we visit.

Thom Gorst
Arab-Berber Influences

Dr. Thom Gorst

Architect, historian and teacher of art and architecture, Thom Gorst will be speaking about Arab-Berber influences within the architecture of the destinations you will be visiting.

Ella Williams
Moroccan/Berber Culture

Ella Williams

British ex-pat Ella has been splitting her time between the UK and Morocco since 2017, and now resides in Marrakech. Throughout this cruise, she will be on hand to share insights into local life, including the Berber culture.

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Go Stargazing

Acting as tour guides of the heavens, the Go Stargazing astronomers will share their knowledge with group sessions learning interesting and amazing facts about our Universe. The friendly and approachable team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have, and to help you spot planets and stars.

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Treats & Pastimes

In addition to our Signature Experiences, we have a selection of lovely Treats & Pastimes for you to enjoy when on board. Just check your Daily Times each day for full details.

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Cabins, Prices & Offers

Cabin Options On Your Cruise

* Prices correct as of 13:00 22/07/2024, based on the lowest available Cruise Only fare, and on two people sharing a twin cabin. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

* Prices correct as of 13:00 22/07/2024, based on the lowest available Cruise Only fare, and on sole occupancy. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

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Balcony Junior Suite (BJ)

Borealis' Balcony Junior Suites have a private balcony and sitting/bedroom area.

Freedom Fare From £3,499 pp
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Balcony Junior Suite Wheelchair Adapted (BJD)

Borealis' Balcony Junior Adapted Suites have a balcony and sitting/bedroom area.

Freedom Fare From £3,499 pp
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Balcony Suite (BS)

Located on decks 6 & 7, Borealis' Balcony Suites have a private balcony.

Freedom Fare From £3,599 pp
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Premier Suite (PS)

Borealis' Premier Suites are located on Deck 7, and have a private balcony.

Freedom Fare From £4,599 pp
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Premier Suite Wheelchair Adapted (PSD)

Borealis' Premier Adapted Suites are spacious and stylish, and located on deck 7.

Freedom Fare From £4,599 pp
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Olsen Suite (OW)

The Olsen Suite is the largest suite on Borealis, with a private balcony and sitting area.

Freedom Fare From £5,699 pp
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What's Included

SO MUCH ALREADY INCLUDED

As well as our Signature Experiences, there are a host of other treats to enjoy on board our ships.

  • À la carte breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Daily buffet dining options
  • Late night Supper Club
  • Afternoon tea
  • Self-service tea & coffee
  • In-cabin dining & snacks
  • Evening shows
  • Live music & dancing
  • Dance classes
  • Lectures & talks
  • Cookery demonstrations
  • Traditional deck games
  • Daily games & quizzes
  • Swimming Pools
  • Jacuzzis
  • Fitness Centre
  • Fitness Classes

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