Sustainable Shore Excursions: MSC Protectours

What are Protectours

We are committed to preserving a beautiful world for future generations to enjoy. By focusing on environmental sustainability, PROTECTOURS contribute to this vital goal. 70% of the tours involve activities with zero environmental impact – like walking, cycling, or kayaking – while others make a direct contribution to the environment, for example, tree planting or beach cleaning. So, you can enjoy original insights into the natural world while preserving its beauty and helping to ensure a greener future!


A world of amazing experiences


PROTECTOURS offer you unforgettable experiences in close contact with nature and communities in a variety of environments around the world.

Local guides, with an expertise in wildlife or traditions will help you save baby sea turtles in the Caribbean, clean the desert in Abu Dhabi, explore Iceland by horseback, or immerse yourself in Corfu’s beautiful countryside and the magical world of bees.

MSC Cruises and the environment

The oceans and seas have always been the basis of MSC Cruises and we feel a deep responsibility to preserve and protect them. More than anything else, we care for the environment in which we operate, the guests who sail with us, the people who work with us, the cities we call, and the communities we visit. Our commitment to the environments extends to our onshore activities too. PROTECTOURS is not only a way to offer our guests a variety of eco-friendly shore excursions, but also a means of encouraging our onshore partners to develop tours that pay ever more attention to environmental sustainability.

Just one example is that no single-use plastic or other items are accepted on these tours.

Where to find Protectours

Enjoy a memorable experience in one of the following ports


Barcelona (Spain), Dubrovnik (Croatia), Katakolon (Greece), Kotor (Montenegro), Leixoes (Portugal), Rhodes (Greece), Zadar (Croatia)


Costa Maya (Mexico), Cozumel (Mexico), Nassau (Bahamas), Puerto Limon (Costa Rica) 


Copenhagen (Denmark), Helsinki (Finland), Invergordon (United Kingdom), Reykjavik (Iceland), Rotterdam (Netherlands), Stavanger (Norway), Stockholm (Sweden) Trondheim (Norway)