MSC Cruises has unveiled a new Protectours programme made up of shore excursions designed to help protect and preserve the planet.

The unique excursions will offer guests the chance to make a positive contribution to the environment. This is alongside giving an immersive insight into a destination.

The growing Protectours programme tours is an important part of MSC Cruises’ mission to offer guests an eco-conscious holiday. There’s currently 25 plus tours available worldwide.

Highlights include an Animal Haven Rescued Dog Forest Hike in Jamaica. Guests will be able to learn about the work done to rescue these animals in Montego Bay before taking the dogs for a walk across lush Jamaican terrain.

In Corfu guests can travel to Lake Korission and Bioporos Farm to discover the magical world of bees. While a Desert Conservation tour in Abu Dhabi offers the chance to help preserve and restore the unique environment of the United Arab Emirates.

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Corfu, Greece

Or there’s a horseback riding excursion in Iceland with the opportunity to plant a tree in Guðmundarlundur Forest. This will contribute to the forestry’s efforts to help conserve the area.

Alongside launching the Protectours programme, MSC Cruises has also set objectives for its local tour operator partners to become internationally certified under the Global Sustainable Tourism Council certification programme by the end of 2020.

The cruise line hopes this will empower them to diversify their offering to include more sustainable activities and operate their business more sustainably.

The new Protectours programme is the latest in MSC Cruises’ efforts to protect the environment. At the start of the year it became the first global cruise line to become carbon neutral across all marine operations.

According to a new trend report from MSC Cruises, guests are seeking ever more efficient and eco-conscious holiday options. Sustainability, social impact and civic engagement are at the forefront of people’s minds, and Protectours allow guests to make positive impacts in these areas.

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For more information or to book, visit msccruises.co.uk.