Agadir, Morocco - Mediterranean cruises

Situated between the Atlantic and Atlas Mountains, this is one scenic beach resort. Tear yourself away from the views and you’ll find Moroccan traditions just as pleasing. Dating from the 9th century this merchant town is set within photogenic ramparts. Known for its jewellers and carpet vendors it makes a charming spot for authentic mint tea.

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Excursions

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

  • Massa 4x4 Adventure

    Get off the beaten track and join us on this 4x4 adventure to experience the ‘real’ Morocco.

    Massa 4x4 Adventure

    Skirting arid sands and desert oases, you’ll head up into the foothills of the Anti-Atlas Mountains, along the Atlantic coast and through sleepy Berber villages to discover a different side of Morocco.

    Driving along the coast you'll pass the picturesque fishing village of Tifnit,a traditional Berber village, nestling in a hollow cove with a fine sandy beach.

    Continuing your adventure along Sidi Rbat sandy dunes, you’ll reach Massa. Massa is a nature reserve; part coastal lagoon, part river and home to a variety of birds especially the pink flamingo. Have your camera at the ready as you take some time to stretch your legs and do a spot of bird watching.

    Afterwards, drive to a traditional Berber village, where you’ll enjoy a Moroccan feast of sweet honey, rustic bread, tender meats, fresh fruit and vegetables.

    The return journey takes you past the Massa Valley and Morocco’s Atlantic coastline, driving along miles of golden beaches.


    This excursion operates by 4x4 vehicle and on foot. This tour is not recommended for guests with back problems as the terrain can be bumpy. There’s one guide for every 3-4 vehicles.

    Tour code

    AGA_003

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    Duration

    8 hours

  • Fantasia Show & Souk

    Be mesmerised by the charm of the Fantasia Show and browse for souvenirs at the bustling Grand Souk, El Had.

    Fantasia Show & Souk

    Experience the mysteries of Morocco and learn about the history and culture of this colourful country.

    Depart the pier to the Old Kasbah where you can take in the panoramic views across the bay.

    After a short drive, you’ll arrive at ‘Agadir Fantasia’, where you will discover the charms of true Moroccan hospitality with a spectacular ‘Fantasia Show’.

    The acrobats and folklore troop begin the show along with regional live music. Outside the tent, the horses will take centre stage and delight you with their formations and trickery. During the show you’ll be served Moroccan mint tea and cookies.

    Afterwards, you’ll visit the El Had Souk , a kaledioscope of vibrant colours with aromas of herbs and spices. Enjoy some free time to browse the stalls where you can purchase anything from assorted spices to handmade leather slippers.


    This excursion operates by coach and on foot. The venue for the Fantasia Show is not air conditioned. There is approximately 1¼ hours ‘of walking on this tour.

    Tour code

    AGA_002

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Agadir Highlights

    Discover the highlights of Agadir and get a true flavour of the modern and historical delights of this bustling city.

    Agadir Highlights

    Agadir is a Berber word for a communal fortified granary, an inappropriate tribal name for a city whose history is full of foreign powers and ruling sultans. Destroyed by an earthquake in 1960, Agadir is now a completely modern city, an all-season resort town and an eternal jewel of the south.

    Begin your excursion with a short drive to the ‘Kasbah.‘ Its’ elevated position affords you the oportunity to capture the spectacular views out over the bay of Agadir.

    Continue your drive towards the city, stopping en route for a photo opportunity at the Talborjt Mosque, a wonder of Moroccan architecture.

    Complete your tour with a visit to the bustling Souk EL Had, a marketplace that echos with the shouts of haggling merchants. Stimulate your senses with the heavy fragrances of herbs and spices. After a guided tour, free time will be given to browse the array of spices, leather goods and souvenirs before returning to the ship.


    This excursion operates by coach and on foot. Please note the vendors at the souks can be very persistent. There is approximately 1½ hours of walking on this tour. Uneven ground and steps must be negotiated at the Kasbah and Souk. Comfortable flat shoes are recommended.

    Tour code

    AGA_005

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    3½ hours

  • Panoramic Agadir

    Immerse yourself in the magic of the Moroccan culture from the comfort of your coach, and enjoy free time along the Agadir Corniche.

    Panoramic Agadir

    Enjoy a scenic tour past the new and old fishing port of Agadir, and up to the hill that dominates the city, to the old Kasbah. Here, you’ll stop briefly to capture spectacular views over the city and bay of Agadir. During your journey you will learn about the devastating earthquake that hit the city in 1960.

    Continue through the city for a photo stop at the Talborjt Mosque, a wonder of Moroccan architecture. Along the way to the Corniche, you‘ll pass the tourist resort with its beach hotels and fancy restaurants.

    Your final stop will be at the Agadir Corniche. During your free time here, you can mingle with the residents who like to take a leisurely stroll along the ever popular cornice.

    Browse the boutiques and souvenir shops or sip a refreshing drink in one of the new Marina cafés before returning to ship.


    This excursion operates by coach and on foot. Free time is approximately 1 hour. Walking on this tour is at guest’s discretion. Credit cards and Euros are accepted for purchases. This tour is designed to give you a basic introduction to Agadir.

    Tour code

    AGA_001

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    3 hours

  • Taroudant & Farmhouse

    A perfect option to discover Berber way of life in the market town of Taroudant and the countryside of Southern Morocco.

    Taroudant & Farmhouse

    Visit the city of Taroudant, one of the oldest cities in Morocco, surrounded by ramparts. It is sometimes referred to as the ‘Little Marrakech’ and has rarely altered over time. You’ll see some of the history of this Berber market town as you explore the area. Its colourful souks are brimming with spices, wonderful handicrafts and leather goods. Enjoy some free time to browse the stalls and try your hand at the art of haggling.

    On your journey, you may catch a glimpse of the famous tree climbing goats on top of the Argan trees.

    Afterwards, discover a local farm in the heart of the fertlile Souss Valley where banana and orange groves flourish amongst extensive vegetable crops.

    Immerse yourself in the idyllic atmosphere of the farm as you stroll through the grounds, discussing its traditions and operation with your hosts. During your visit, you will be offered delicious homemade farmers’ breakfast before returning to Agadir.


    This tour operates by coach and on foot. Please note the vendors at the souks can be very persistent. There is approximately 1½ hours of walking on this tour. Uneven ground and steps must be negotiated at the farm and souk. Comfortable flat shoes are recommended.

    Tour code

    AGA_004

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    6 hours

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