RSVP Cruise prevented from docking in Casablanca, Morocco

  • Koaa2

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    Jul 14, 2012 11:33 PM GMT
    I was just on this RSVP cruise that did not land in Morocco. Interesting to see the different stories. We were told that it was because of safety and security reasons.

    http://www.advocate.com/travel/2012/07/02/did-morocco-rescind-its-invitation-gay-cruise-line

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/02/uk-morocco-gay-cruiseship-idUSLNE86100L20120702

    Anyway we went to Malaga instead, still had a great time.
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    Jul 15, 2012 4:44 AM GMT
    Unfortunately, Casablanca, although with an interesting history, is a trashy, uninteresting city. The place to see in Morocco is Fez. The fact that Casablanca was replaced by Malaga was a very good deal for you. Malaga is a graceful city, clean and very active night and day. It has an architecture exclusive to this part of Andalucia, many interesting historical monuments and the people are friendly and sweet. I hope you enjoyed it!!

    It is too bad I did not know you were going to land here. I would have been happy to show you about.
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    Jul 15, 2012 6:10 AM GMT
    Looks like that cruise icon_cool.gif lost. YYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

    #YCYL
  • Koaa2

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    Jul 15, 2012 2:27 PM GMT
    alexander7 saidUnfortunately, Casablanca, although with an interesting history, is a trashy, uninteresting city. The place to see in Morocco is Fez. The fact that Casablanca was replaced by Malaga was a very good deal for you. Malaga is a graceful city, clean and very active night and day. It has an architecture exclusive to this part of Andalucia, many interesting historical monuments and the people are friendly and sweet. I hope you enjoyed it!!

    It is too bad I did not know you were going to land here. I would have been happy to show you about.


    Would have liked a local guide! Had a great time.
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    Jul 15, 2012 4:20 PM GMT
    I thought this was going to have something to do with Scientology.
  • Koaa2

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    Jul 15, 2012 10:04 PM GMT
    eagermuscle saidI thought this was going to have something to do with Scientology.


    Well it can if you want it to, anything can get twisted on RJ!
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    Jul 16, 2012 1:19 AM GMT
    That sucks. I was just telling a friend yesterday that Morocco seems different than the other Muslim countries. My caribbean cruise with TravelPride a couple of years ago didn't stop at anguilla because they didn't want a gay ship arriving. I went there on my own that trip by ferry and it wasn't worth it anyway. I'm sorry about Morrocco. I would have liked to go there too.

    Traveling can be dangerous. I had a friend that was in Egypt in the 90s. He was supposed to get on a bus to go to a pyramid. He missed it but found out that a bomb blew up the bus 5 minutes before he was supposed to be on it.
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    Jul 19, 2012 3:01 PM GMT
    There could be some truth to the "safety and security" reasons.

    Tourists in Egypt have often been targets.
    I wonder how long before something like this happens to a gay tourist group:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18897772
  • Koaa2

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    Jul 19, 2012 3:13 PM GMT
    Hate to think of it, but could happen, lots of crazies out there, and in this country also. Michelle Bachman is the tip of the iceberg!