Collaboration 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

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Economic Impact

In 2021 we have continued to invest millions of Euros in new sustainable terminal facilities, and work has progressed on several of these: 

  • 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.

Sustainable Excursions

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.

Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve

We transformed Ocean Cay from an abandoned industrial facility to a pristine destination, creating a remote, natural desert island experience for our cruise guests. Despite the challenges, the benefits of our environmentally sensitive development became apparent, as the biodiversity increased in both the water, on land and in the air.


For 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

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