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Cruising blue waters without allergiesThursday 29 August 2013 15:45 CEST
Cruising around the world is a wonderful experience - except for people with allergies. From unknown places to ship cabins, there can be a lot of allergens. To make lives of their passengers easier, Crystal Cruises announced the first hypoallergenic rooms at sea.
Th luxury liner says it will convert 70 cabins on the 1,070-passenger Crystal Serenity into super-purified, anti-allergy rooms during a dry dock in November. The Deluxe PURE Staterooms," as Crystal is calling them, are being designed in partnership with PURE Marine Solutions, a sister company to hypoallergenic hotel room-designer PURE Global.
Crystal says each of the 70 cabins will undergo a seven-step, PURE-designed process to remove allergens and reduce the risk of common irritants during the November dry dock.
"Imagine returning to your room after a full day ashore in a bustling city like Rome or Bangkok, and then slipping into your purified sanctuary of ultra-clean air and hypoallergenic bedding. For guests who suffer from allergies, have mild respiratory issues such as asthma, or who simply desire a respite from the air quality in many cities, these staterooms will become a haven of fresh air – for no additional cost," said Jack Anderson, Crystal's senior vice president of marketing and sales.
Work on the rooms will include the installation of medical-grade air purifiers that will filter out 99.9% of all impurities and dust. If anything survives that treatment, there's High Ozone Shock Treatment to eliminate viruses, germs, and odors. The rooms also will be outfitted with microfiber, monofilament mattresses and pillow cases, and housecleaning staff will be trained in anti-allergy cleaning techniques.