MSC Cruises offers nearly 1,400 shore excursions for summer 2022
MSC Cruises has unveiled its incredible range of shore tours for summer 2022 destinations, a total of almost 1,400 unique tour options around the world.
Of particular interest is the return of the line’s PROTECTORS, a series of low-impact, eco-friendly tours that give guests intimate insight into wildlife, natural beauty and sustainability, as part of the MSC Cruises’ commitment to environmental management.
Most tour offers
MSC Cruises’ range of shore excursions is the widest the company has ever offered in a single season, with nearly 1,400 different options for guests keen to explore ports of call.
The various tours include exciting family excursions, tours for solo cruisers, scenic explorations, bucket list experiences, historical insights, culinary experiences and much more.
“We are committed to bringing an exceptional range of high quality shore excursions to customers, so we are proud to offer customers the widest range ever offered this summer,” said Marialuisa Iaccarino, shore excursions manager for MSC Cruises. “Everyone is looking for something that interests them, and that’s why it’s so important that there’s a great variety to choose from, so that there’s something perfect for everyone.”
The cruise line’s excursion offerings include over 200 Caribbean excursions, with over 20 private excursions MSC Ocean Cay Marine Reserve in the Bahamas. In Europe, travelers can choose from over 540 tours offered across the Mediterranean and over 630 port excursions exploring Northern European routes.
First introduced in 2020, the line’s exclusive PROTECTORS return in 2022. These uniquely curated excursions are designed to promote sustainability and responsible tourism, not only with the tour experiences themselves, but also through the transport used to enjoy the visit.
Nearly 70% of PROTECTORS include low-impact modes of transportation – such as walking, biking or kayaking – and many contribute directly to the environment by supporting species or habitat protection.
PROTECTOURS options include exceptional experiences such as the Nassau Eco-Nature Walking Tour on Blue Lagoon Island in the Bahamas, where guests will learn about local flora, fauna and marine life with an expert guide, gaining insight into local folklore and history along the way. spaces not open to the public.
In Helsinki, Finland, guests can enjoy a walking tour of downtown highlights and a creative upcycling workshop at EDEL City, a pioneer in ethical and eco-friendly luxury goods. Guests will make their own jewelry or decorative pieces for a truly unique keepsake, while 20% of the cost of the tour will go toward providing similar experiences for children in need.
Guests in Naples, Italy will have the incredible opportunity to explore the Astroni Caldera, the crater of an extinct volcano and a World Wildlife Fund nature reserve, visiting three stunning lakes deep within its tank.
In addition to dedicated PROTECTORS, MSC Cruises is also expanding its selection of BIKE ADVENTOURS, with 150 options in 21 countries for guests interested in low-carbon explorations.
The cruise line is also introducing electric and hybrid transport in more than ten European cities this year to further reduce environmental impacts.
Reservation of shore excursions
Cruise passengers interested in tours should consider booking early with MSC Cruises, as the cruise line offers up to 20% off tours when booked before the cruise departs.
Pre-booking not only guarantees a seat on the most popular tours, but also guarantees access to some of the world’s most popular attractions that may not have walk-in ticket availability.
Read more: A beginner’s guide to shore excursions
Guests can also opt for the Explorer Package, which offers a choice of three premier excursions at one great price and is available pre-cruise and onboard.
“Customers can expect quality and value, comfort and convenience, and the ultimate peace of mind when they choose to book an excursion with us,” Iaccarino said.
MSC Cruises remains committed to the health and safety of all passengers, as well as the well-being of the communities it visits.
This summer, passengers will be able to explore all destinations on their own, subject to local authority regulations. Once in port, passengers must adhere to all health and safety protocols, which may change without notice.