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Dive into Sustainability at MSC Cruises' Ocean Cay

Updated: Jan 11

Ahoy, Eco-Adventurers! Dive into Sustainability at MSC Cruises' Ocean Cay

Sun-kissed beaches, turquoise waters, and endless adventures – welcome to Ocean Cay, MSC Cruises' private island paradise in the Bahamas. But beyond the picture-perfect postcard scenery lies a deeper commitment to environmental stewardship. Let's dive into how MSC Cruises is setting the bar for sustainable tourism on this idyllic island retreat:


From Industrial Scar to Eco-Oasis: Ocean Cay wasn't always the pristine paradise it is today. Previously an industrial site, MSC Cruises embarked on a massive restoration project, transforming the land into a thriving coastal habitat. Native plants were reintroduced, coral reefs nurtured back to life, and marine life encouraged to return. Now, Ocean Cay buzzes with colorful fish, lush greenery, and the joyful sounds of nature.


Lighthouse Ocean Cay

Sustainability Woven into Every Thread: Ocean Cay's commitment to the environment isn't just a tagline; it's woven into the very fabric of the island. Eco-friendly practices are front and center:

  • Solar Power: The island runs on solar energy, minimizing its carbon footprint and ensuring a brighter future for the planet.

  • Advanced Water Treatment: Wastewater is recycled and treated using state-of-the-art technology, ensuring clean water for irrigation and minimizing discharge into the ocean.

  • Eco-Conscious Construction: Buildings are designed to maximize natural light and ventilation, reducing energy consumption. Sustainable materials are used wherever possible, further minimizing environmental impact.

  • Responsible Waste Management: A comprehensive waste management system ensures responsible disposal and recycling, leaving less to burden the island and surrounding ecosystem.

MSC Ocean Cay

Conservation Beyond the Beach: MSC Cruises recognizes that protecting the environment extends beyond the shores of Ocean Cay. They actively work with local communities and conservation organizations to:

  • Restore Coral Reefs: Coral nurseries cultivate new coral colonies, replenishing degraded reefs and providing vital habitat for marine life.

  • Sea Turtle Conservation: Initiatives protect nesting sea turtles and hatchlings, ensuring the future of these magnificent creatures.

  • Mangrove Preservation: Mangroves are vital for coastal ecosystems, and MSC Cruises works to protect and restore these fragile habitats.

lighthouse Ocean Cay


Experiencing Sustainability Firsthand: As a guest on Ocean Cay, you're not just enjoying the beauty of the island; you're becoming part of its sustainable story. Educational programs and interactive exhibits raise awareness about the importance of protecting the environment. By choosing MSC Cruises and Ocean Cay, you're making a conscious choice for a more sustainable future for our oceans and planet.


So, raise your glass to a paradise with a purpose! Ocean Cay is an inspiring example of how tourism can coexist with environmental responsibility. With its commitment to sustainability, MSC Cruises is charting a course for a brighter future for our oceans and the incredible life they support. Bon voyage, and remember, every choice you make on your travels can make a difference!

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