In their 2019 Sustainability Report 2019, MSC Cruises aims for all shore excursion tour operators at their frequent destinations to be certified to the GSTC Criteria as part of the PROTECTOURS Program:
“In 2019, approximately 10% of our excursions were with tour operators certified to the Global Sustainable Tourism Council – GSTC standards. The GSTC includes two sets of criteria, one for destinations, and one for hotels and tour operators. By the end of 2021, we aim for all tour operators used by MSC Cruises at our frequent destinations to be certified to a GSTC certification programme, or to be engaged in the process.” – MSC Cruises Sustainability Report 2019 (page 51)
More information about Sustainability at MSC Cruises.