Gay Cruise Ship Charter banned from Morocco?

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The managers of an all-gay cruise that was planned to go to Morocco on Sunday are alleging the Moroccan authorities didn't gave them approval to dock. The country's tourism minister, after all, informs that's not true.
The RSVP Vacations charter of Holland America's Nieuw Amsterdam would have been the largest all-gay cruise to go to a predominantly Muslim nation, had it gone as planned. The vessel is on a seven-night cruise voyaging round trip from Barcelona, visiting Cadiz (Seville), Ibiza and Valencia in Spain. Morocco would have been the only non-Spanish port of call, but, information from both RSVP and Holland America, they were told on Saturday by a port agent in Casablanca that the permission to call had been denied. (The cruise ship sailed to Malaga, Spain, instead.)
According to information, in a letter to people on board on the vessel, the cruise line and voyage organizer told, "Our port agent in Casablanca has informed us that authorities in Morocco have -- despite previous confirmations -- now denied our scheduled visit."
Morocco's tourism minister Lahcen Haddad told the country didn't make suck announcement. Morocco don't refuse to cruise vessel to dock there never ask the tourists about their sexual preferences.
The vessel and its passengers aren't banned to visit Morocco added the tourism minister.