Sustainable Travel International



STEP: Sustainable Shore Excursions Program

Designed in partnership with Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd., Conservation International and the Cruise Lines International Association, the STEP: Sustainable Shore Excursions Program was developed specifically for tour operators, attractions, and other providers serving the cruise industry.

Featuring a set of educational tools and a globally-recognized eco-certification standard, the STEP: Shore Excursions Program enables operators to manage a wide array of sustainability efforts, while protecting the environment, and maintaining the high standard expected of them by the market. The STEP: Shore Excursions Program also provides a consistent assessment framework for cruise lines, helping to ensure the shore excursions they offer to customers are operating sustainably.


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Why Choose the STEP: Sustainable Shore Excursions Program?

  • Benefit from Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. marketing incentives

  • Reach responsible cruise passengers

  • Improve your bottom line

  • Increase your market strength

  • Develop a baseline understanding of your sustainability status

Program Features:

  • 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, guest education, and monitoring impacts against key sustainability performance indicators over time

  • Understand a baseline status of your business in critical areas like:

    • Sustainability planning

    • Guest communications

    • Environmental management

    • Natural and cultural heritage

    • Supply chain management

    • System efficiencies and overall cost savings


Click here to download more information about the STEP: Shore Excursions Program.

Click here to learn about the other Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. approved certification standard programs.

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