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"I liked trip with Balearia"
Very fast and very comfortable ship "Balearia"Read More Read Less
"Felt like personal service"
We were handled very nicely and quickly in a very confusing atmosphere which made it very useable. All personnel were very helpful and accommodating. Thank you
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"Good ferry ride"
The ferry ride from Tangier Med to Algeciras was great. At this afternoon time, the ferry was not crowded. Nice people helped me with luggage. Had a pleasant crossing and would do it again.Read More Read Less
The Tangier Med Algeciras ferry route connects Morocco with Spain and is currently operated by 5 ferry companies. Balearia operate their crossing up to 13 times per day, Trasmediterranea 10 times per day, FRS 8 times per day, Inter Shipping 36 times per week & the AML service is available up to 10 times per day.
There are a combined 47 sailings available per day on the Tangier Med Algeciras crossing between Morocco and Spain and with 5 ferry companies on offer it is advisable to compare all to make sure you get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.
The cargo port of Tangier-Med is located around 40 km to the east of the city of Tangier in Morocco. The port opened in 2007 and is one of the largest ports in the Mediterranean and in Africa. The second phase of the port's development began in 2009 in order to meet the increasing demand for the port's services. The port also deals with passenger traffic which is accommodated in the new passenger terminal, which replaced the city of Tangier port as the destination for ferries arriving from Europe. Facilities in the new terminal include a bureau de change, a small shop, a cafe and ATM's.
Tangier's history has been influenced by the many different civilisations and cultures that have ruled the city since the 5th century BC. Between the period of being a strategic Berber town and then a Phoenician trading centre to the independence era around the 1950s, Tangier was a refuge for many cultures. In 1923, Tangier was considered as having international status by foreign colonial powers, and became a destination for many European and American diplomats, spies, writers and businessmen.
The Spanish port city of Algeciras is located in the south of the country and lies on the shores of the Bay of Gibralta. The city has a long maritime history but today is a modern and cosmopolitan city that is aided by its important position between two continents (Europe and Africa) and its large port. The first settlement on the site of the present city was the Roman town of Iulia Traducta, from the 1st century AD. Later in 711, Tarik founded Al-Yazirat-al-Hadra (Green Island) on the Roma ruins.
There are a number of popular visitor attractions and important monuments at Plaza Alta in the city, including the Parochial Church of Nuestra Senora de la Palma and the small Chapel of Nuestra Senora de Europa. The city's architecture is quite lovely and good examples include the City Hall, the Market Place, the Chapel of Santo Cristo de la Alameda and the Chapel of San Anton.
The city's port is located around 20 km to the north east of Tarifa on the Rio de la Miel, Europe's most southerly river. Visitors travelling out of the port should keep an eye open for wales and dolphins which can sometimes be seen in the waters outside the port.