MSC introduces sustainable excursion program Protectours

Demonstrating a continued dedication to the environment, MSC Cruises has today unveiled a series of carefully selected shore excursions specifically designed to help protect and preserve Earth’s natural beauty, called Protectours. In addition the cruise line will set specific objectives for local tour operator partners to become internationally certified under the Global Sustainable Tourism Council certification program.

The new Protectours program offers MSC Cruises’ guests a chance to discover destinations like never before, while making a positive contribution to the planet through activities aimed to help protect and preserve through a growing list of 25+ tours.

These tours gives guests the chance to enjoy original insights into the natural world while at the same time preserving its beauty and helping to ensure a greener future, from the ultimate forest hike with rescued dogs in Jamaica in the Caribbean to meeting urban honey bees in Corfu or helping to keep Croatia’s beautiful bays and beaches clean during a snorkelling experience.

MSC Cruises’ became the first global cruise line to become carbon neutral across marine operations at the start of the year.

The tours will be offered across multiple regions around the world:


Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Cagliari, Naples, Corfu , Rhodes, Katakolon 

Northern Europe

Belfast, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Rotterdam, Reykjavik, Invergordon, Stavanger , Trondheim

Middle East

Abu Dhabi 


Castries, Cozumel, Philipsburg, San Juan, Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Nassau, Roseau, Freeport, Puerto Limon, Costa Maya, Cartagena

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