Uniworld said it is the first river cruise company to adopt the ACT CleanCoat solution to render surfaces self-disinfecting after one application. (In the ocean segment, Lindblad Expeditions already uses the product.)
According to Uniworld CEO Ellen Bettridge, the vessels will be sprayed with the antimicrobial coating that is odorless and nontoxic to kill bacteria and viruses including corona viruses.
'An incredible product that is absolutely safe'
'This is another example of the way we are demonstrating tremendous care for our guests, and our crew. Their wellbeing is our everything; nothing takes a higher priority,' Bettridge said. She added: 'CleanCoat is an incredible product that is absolutely safe, meets our strict sustainability standards and is effective. For [travel] advisors who want to be certain that everything that can be done is being done to ensure the wellbeing of their clients, this is it.'
Applied annually, used with ACT ECA Water for daily cleaning
ACT CleanCoat is applied annually to render surfaces self-disinfecting while also purifying the air of microbes such as bacteria, viruses, mold spores and common pollutants like volatile organic compounds.
It works with ACT ECA Water, which replaces traditional daily cleaning detergents and provides the best conditions for ACT CleanCoat to maximize its disinfecting effect, while itself acting as a hospital grade disinfectant for regular use. ACT ECA (electro-chemically activated) Water is a salt-based, more sustainable alternative to conventional cleaning products, does not require protective equipment to use and leaves no toxic residues.
The use of ACT CleanCoat builds on Uniworld's previously announced enhanced health and safety protocols.