Cruises from Casablanca
Africa’s second largest city and Morocco’s largest city and chief port, Casablanca (Portuguese for ‘white house’), is located on the Atlantic Ocean in the west of the country. The city has passed through Arab, Portuguese, Dutch and French control, and the famous 1942 film Casablanca reflects its colonial status in the 1940s. Today it is the largest city of the Maghreb (Barbary Coast), land of the Berbers and Moors. It is a major port (one of the largest artificial ports in the world), financial centre, and now tourist destination.
Almost 4 million live in the greater city area, most of whom are Berber Muslims. French is a second language to Arabic.