Sustainable Travel International



STEP: Sustainable Shore Excursions Program

The STEP Sustainable Shore Excursions program is the only global sustainability program designed exclusively for shore excursion operators who serve Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd..

In compliance with Royal Caribbean Cruises’ 2015 commitment to shore excursion sustainability, this program provides you with a customized approach to ensure that your business is operating with environmental protection, inclusion of community, and cultural and natural heritage in mind. Featuring a set of educational tools and a globally-recognized eco-certification standard, STEP enables you to effectively design, implement, and manage a wide array of sustainability efforts, while maintaining the high standard of quality expected from you by the market.



Learn more about STEP Eco-certification.

Get started with our easy online registration.


Why Choose the STEP: Sustainable Shore Excursions Program?

  • Promotion of verified tour operators, through an exclusive Sustainable Shore Excursion Icon, used throughout Royal Caribbean Cruises’ pre-departure and on-board marketing channels
  • Access to a database of environmental, social and economic best practices to improve your bottom line and increase your market strength
  • Templates and reporting tools for developing policies, improving guest education, and establishing monitoring systems
  • Understand a baseline status of your business in critical areas like: sustainability planning, system efficiences and overall cost savings, supply chain management, natural and cultural heritage, environmental management and guest communications

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Sustainability Story?

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