Norwegian Cruise Line is going to be installing a new continuous disinfection air purification system across all its ships, including those from Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. This new system is set to reduce any exposure to Coronavirus onboard.
New NCL Purification System
All 28 cruise ships that the cruise company owns will have a new air purification system that will help protect guests and crew from the virus. The new air filtration system technology will feature continuous active COVID disinfection through bi-polar ionization in the air and on surfaces, an all-natural solution with no harmful chemicals, radiations or by-products.
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Robin Lindsay, executive vice president of Vessel Operations for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd, said:
“While it is impossible to completely eliminate the risks associated with COVID-19, the AtmosAir technology is one of the many investments the Company is making to enhance its already rigorous health and safety standards.”
“We are working diligently on our multi-layered strategy for health and safety and AtmosAir’s proven all-natural bi-polar ionization technology will add yet another layer of protection on board our ships.”
The system is thanks to a partnership between Norwegian Cruise Line and AtmosAir Solutions. The system has been tested by a world-leading preeminent laboratory and it’s confirmed that the presence of the virus was reduced by 99.2% within 30 minutes.
All kinds of virus’s, bacteria, spores and volatile organic compounds can be reduced and this means that we could see a reduction in future Norovirus outbreaks too.
The three cruise lines are currently planning on resuming cruises next year and new measures need to be implemented to make sure guests and crew can remain safe. For operations out of the U.S., requirements from the CDC must be met and the new purification system is a big part of that to keep guests and crew safe.
Norwegian Cruise Line has currently suspended operations through February 2021 but the majority of the fleet won’t return until much later.
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