30th January, 2019
With sunrise at 0830 we had already embarked our pilot and had started manoeuvring towards our berth at Agadir, Morocco. I always enjoy the view of the Anti-Atlas, which has brought back great memories from the late 80s when I passed through here on one of my cycling adventures.
The Tour coaches are standing by as well as the shuttle bus and for those going ashore independently they can easily stroll to the town centre or to the beach. With temperatures around 20’C this was perfect weather for the sun worshippers. There are of course a few passengers who just prefer to stay on board and be looked after by our attentive staff. In fact, during a port day morning they usually have the ship to themselves.
Agadir is an absolute gem on Morocco’s coastline. With spacious streets, palm-lined boulevards and bright white buildings, it’s a city that is designed with the visitor in mind. Agadir is one of Morocco’s finest holiday destinations and people come here from all over the world to enjoy the fine beaches and the 300 days of sunshine that Agadir enjoys. The summer heat is pleasantly tempered by the coastal breezes that blow off the Atlantic, and during the winter it seldom gets cold enough for you to need long sleeves. It is also near to the Anti-Atlas and the Sahara, making it a great base to explore some of Morocco’s outstanding natural feature!
There was a good choice of tours to explore Agadir both during the morning and afternoon. For those wanting to go further afield there was a full day tour to Marrakesh and for 8 of our intrepid travellers and overland tour with a 2 night stay in that amazing city. They will re-join us Friday 1st Feb in Casablanca.
With everyone on board by 2245, we slipped our lines shortly afterwards and departed Agadir.
Dirk Roessler, F&B Manager
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