PLACECollaboration with local authorities, community groups and partners, such as the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), to share information and integrate policies and strategies helps support sustainable tourism management.
Together, we are promoting a variety of activities to our passengers and delivering greater social and economic outcomes for communities.
Read our latest Sustainability report:
2021 Sustainability Report
Read also our previous reports:
2020 Sustainability Report
2019 Sustainability Report
- The Durban Cruise Terminal in South Africa became operational in December 2021
- Construction of the new MSC Cruises Terminal in Miami began in the summer of 2021
- A new MSC Cruises Terminal in Barcelona is due to be operational in 2023
Our shore excursions team has worked with tour operators to identify excursions founded on strong sustainability principles. Known as ‘Protectours’, these excursions are specifically designed to educate our guests. Around 70% of these tours include low impact transportation, including walking, cycling or kayaking, and many make a direct contribution to the environment through supporting species or habitat protection.
We partnered with Travelife to deliver training and capacity building for all the tour operators we work with. Travelife is an initiative for tourism companies committed to achieving sustainability: its specialised indicators, based on the Global Sustainable Tourism Council’s Industry Standard criteria, focus on supply chain impact and the responsibilities of tour operators.
The development of accessible tours also remains a priority, with the aim of ensuring that we offer guests with limited mobility a range of options at each destination. All our ‘Easy & Accessible’ tours aim to eliminate obstacles and ensure smooth access to all the highlights visited.
STEERING THE COURSE TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE FUTUREFor us Sustainability means protecting the environment, supporting the people who work with us and choose to travel with us,
as well as the communities and places that we visit and do business with.
Discover our sustainability programme organised around four key pillars: Planet, People, Place and Procurement.