Tour of Casablanca, Morocco
Principal city in Morocco and capital in all but administration, Casablanca is now the largest port of the Maghreb, busier even than Marseilles, the city on which it was modelled by the French. A visit of Casablanca city should include the central market, the Habous district, the Royal Palace, the Mohammed V square, the residential area of Anfa and a full tour of the famous Hassan II Mosque.
Departing from the pier you will stop at Mohammed V Square after passing by the United Nations Square. It's worth ducking into the Marché Central (Central Market) nearby, a high-class souk whose wares are offered to the locals to catch a glimpse of the everyday life of the city. It's essentially a foodstuffs market, but there are handicrafts there as well. It's lively and vivid. If you had a place to cook, you could even buy a couple of turtles, for soup! Visit of the interior of Hassan II Mosque: built for the 60th birthday of former Moroccan King Hassan II, is the largest religious monument in the world after Mecca.
It has space for 25,000 worshippers inside and another 80,000 outside. The 210 m minaret is the tallest in the world and is visible day and night for miles around. Drive through the sea side and residential area of Anfa towards Habous district to reach the Mahkama du Pacha, a sumptuous edifice which houses both the courts of justice and reception rooms for state occasions, which is worth visiting. Before returning to the ship, get a cultural taste of Morocco by enjoying an exhibition of carpets and /or visiting a typical pharmacy.