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Flavours of North Africa

Spirit of Discovery departing Southampton

2 passengers 31st October 2020

  • All inclusive All Inclusive

Drink in the rich culture of the region as you enjoy a taste of North Africa

There was a time when spices were more valuable than gold. Entertainment Manager, Paula Reid

This is the kind of cruise Spirit of Discovery was named for. Lift the veil on one of the most intriguing and culturally-rich regions on earth to discover its secrets and immerse yourself in the colours and flavours of everyday life, which are sure to stimulate all of your senses.

Your first port of call is Casablanca and you can enjoy watching the classic Hollywood film on board before gliding into Morocco’s largest port to see for yourself the cosmopolitan architecture and experience the vibrant bustle of life in the old medina. The historic web of alleyways and streets in the heart of the city is full of vendors and the air thick with clamour and aromas to savour. Who knows? This could be just the beginning of a beautiful friendship with North Africa.

Your taste buds are in for a treat as you can visit markets, well off the tourist trail, to see the ingredients which make the local cuisine so delicious – as you can discover during a tasting at a local School of Gastronomy. You’ll also venture to Algeria, Malta and Tunisia before calling at Europe’s gateway to Africa, Tangier.

Board a Spice ship

  • Moroccan chef Nargisse Benkabbou will demonstrate Moroccan cookery
  • Cookery demos from celebrity chef Dean Edwards
  • Expert talk on the spice trade and North African cuisine
  • North African sailaway party
  • North African buffet
  • On board screening of the film Casablanca
  • Ukulele workshops for beginners and improvers with Tony Clarke
  • Wine tasting with Master of Wine, Conal Gregory

Overnight stay

  • Valletta, Malta

Saga price includes...

Looking out for whales with ORCA
You'll be joined by wildlife experts from ORCA, the foremost European whale and dolphin conservation charity, who are devoted to studying marine wildlife and protecting it for future generations. Look forward to the chance to spot whales, dolphins and seabirds and an array of other wildlife out on deck throughout your voyage, the perfect vantage point to view and learn more about wildlife in their natural habitat.
Flavours of North Africa

Spirit of Discovery departing Southampton

2 passengers
31st October 2020