Cruising the Canary Islands and Morocco aboard Le Dumont D’Urville

Cruising the Canary Islands and Morocco aboard Le Dumont D’Urville



Explore the stunning natural beauty of the Canary Islands and treasures of the rose-pink cities of Morocco on this one-of-a-kind, 7-night journey, featuring scenic coastlines and idyllic ports rarely visited by larger vessels. Visit La Palma’s Mirador de la Concepción for panoramic views of Caldera de Taburiente. Enjoy excursions to the spectacular island of Tenerife, the 1,000-year-old city of Marrakesh, iconic Casablanca, and the ancient city of Fez.

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Trip Type
Group Travel Tour, International Ocean & Sea Voyages
Departure Dates
Apr 21, 2024 - Apr 29, 2024


Pre‑Program Option – Las Palmas
Start your journey with a 3-night tour of Las Palmas’ old town of Vegueta that includes a visit to Casa de Colón, the house where Christopher Columbus is believed to have stayed before crossing the Atlantic. Experience a full-day excursion to explore Grand Canaria and its rarely visited sites. Accommodations are in an ideally located 5‑star hotel.

Post‑Program Option – Casablanca

Conclude your tour with 2 nights in Moorish Casablanca and discover the treasures of Morocco with a visit
to the scenic, 16th‑century port city of El Jadida. Explore Rabat’s colonial architecture and enjoy its stunning ocean views. See the Royal Palace, home of the king of Morocco, and the mystical Hassan Tower. Accommodations are in a 5-star hotel centrally located in the Old Medina of Casablanca.

The Pre- and Post-Program Options are available at an additional cost. Details will be provided with your
reservation confirmation.


Airport transfers and luggage handling abroad are only included if air arrangements are booked through Gohagan & Company. If travelers make their own air arrangements, transfers and luggage handling are not included; transfers can be organized through Gohagan & Company and purchased by the traveler.


A non-refundable administrative fee of $300 per person will apply for all cancellations received more than 7 days after booking and before other fees take effect at 120 days:
120 days $300 per person admin fee after 7-day grace period from booking
120 – 91 days 25% of full invoice fare
90 – 61 days 50% of full invoice fare
60 – 31 days 75% of full invoice fare
30 – 0 days 100% of full invoice fare
Separate airfare Terms & Conditions apply




  • day 1

    Depart home city

  • day 2

    Arrive Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain/Embark Le Dumont-d’Urville

    Arrive in Las Palmas, an attractive town founded by Spanish conquistadors that served as a port for ships sailing around the African continent in 1478. The largest town in the Canary Island chain and a cultural haven in the Atlantic, this lush island also produces grapes, avocados, and tobacco used for cigars said to rival those from Cuba. Embark the ship and enjoy dinner on board.

  • day 3

    Santa Cruz de la Palma

    Known as La Isla Bonita, “the beautiful island,” for its lushly forested mountain slopes set against a backdrop of bright blue skies and the azure waters of the Atlantic, La Palma holds an abundance of cultural and natural treasures. Explore the old quarter of Santa Cruz and see its pilgrimage center and shrine of La Virgen de las Nieves (Madonna of the Snow), the island’s patron saint. See sweeping vistas of Santa Cruz from Mirador de La Concepción in Breña Alta and discover La Palma’s geologic past with a visit to Mirador de La Cumbrecita, which provides dramatic views of the Caldera de Taburiente. Enjoy time at leisure in Santa Cruz and later, attend the Captain’s Welcome Reception on board.

  • day 4

    Los Cristianos, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

    Travel through Vilaflor, the highest village in Spain, and the forests of La Esperanza to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Teide National Park, a wilderness of mineraltinted rock, ancient lava flows, and distinctive vegetation not found anywhere else. Gaze across the vast caldera of Las Cañadas (dormant since 1909) to the snowy summit of Mount Teide and enjoy a panoramic view of the Roques de Garcia. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit the UNESCO‑designated San Cristóbal de la Laguna, a beautiful university town established in 1496 that boasts rich history and extravagant architectural styles. Stroll through the typical 17th-century Canarian courtyards, which you will not find anywhere else in the world.

  • day 5

    Cruising the North Atlantic Ocean

    Enjoy a day at sea.

  • day 6

    Safi, Morocco, for Marrakech

    Built at the interchange of the Sahara Desert and the Atlas and Anti-Atlas Mountains, Marrakesh blossomed into the hub of the great Berber Empire. Visit masterpieces of Moorish architecture, including the exquisite Bahia Palace at the crossroads of ancient culture and luxury; the glorious Menara Gardens, which cover an area of 250 acres and are planted with olive trees; and the 12th-century Koutoubia Mosque, one of the most impressive sights in ancient Marrakesh. Explore the heart of Marrakesh’s markets, or souks, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the dramatic Jemaa el Fna, “Square of the Dead.”

  • day 7


    Enjoy a panoramic drive along the fashionable Boulevard de la Corniche on an excursion to the cosmopolitan city of Casablanca, Morroco’s thriving cultural and commercial center. See elaborate Mauresque architecture, Mohammed V Square, United Nations Square, and visit the impressive Hassan II Mosque—built on a promontory over the ocean. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure to experience the captivating sights and sounds evocative of Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman’s Casablanca. Attend the Captain’s Farewell Reception on board this evening.

  • day 8

    Rabat for Fez

    Experience the sights and sounds of Fez, the oldest of Morocco’s imperial cities. This is a marvelous, carefully preserved imperial city which embodies the essence of the country: aromas, shapes, colors, and a rich history make the city a part of the soul of an entire nation. Ancient embattlements still partially enclose the ninth‑century, UNESCO-designated Medina of Fez, known as the “Athens of Africa” for its university—the oldest in the world. Visit the Medersa Bou Inania. Discover the history of Seffarine Place and see its 16th‑century marble fountain, decorated with fleur-de-lys.

  • day 9

    Disembark ship/Casablanca/ Return to the U.S.

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