Agadir, so near to the Canary Islands

Often just before or after Lanzarote on a Canary Island Cruise. Agadir is Morocco’s main beach resort just north of the Sous river flowing into the Atlantic Ocean. With 300 days a year of sunshine it offers a chance to just relax on the sand or to visit the ruins of the city’s ancient Kasbah. There are also typical Moroccan souks including the colourful El Had souk where you may find your French useful. Many will speak English but the main language is Moroccan Arabic. Agadir is the seventh-largest conurbation in Morocco and was destroyed by an earthquake in 1960 and is now completely rebuilt 2km south of the destroyed city now to mandatory seismic standards. Agadir is in the foothills of the Anti-Atlas Mountains and is famous for its golf courses, so expect some of the crew to be heading there!  Here is a look at Agadir Beach …..

Agadir Souk.

For the brave, cliff and rock jumping

North Africa has been mentioned historically since the second century, but there has been little about the area that Agadir sits in. In the 12th century a Berber tribe the Mesguina, that is to say the Ksima are mentioned. Agadir is first found on a map in 1325 and the Portuguese founded a trading post there in 1505. In 1731 it was destroyed by an earthquake then the Dutch founded a trading port there about ten years later. It has a mixture of styles and influences.

Fred Olsen lists Morocco as a destination, and often list Agadir and connects it with the Canary Islands as it is not very far from Lanzarote.

Sun, Souks & Siestas Departs London Tilbury  •  13th November 2017  •  18 nights  Black Watch  •  W1722  •  Prices from £1,849 (cruise only)

A Voyage to the Coast of Africa Departs Southampton  •  15th October 2017  •  14 nights  Balmoral  •  L1725  •  Prices from £1,299 (cruise only)

Landscapes of the Canaries & Morocco Departs Southampton  •  24th November 2018  •  14 nights Balmoral  •  L1836  •  Prices from £1,399 (cruise only)

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