With guests coming from all over the world to vacation on your cruise ship, germs are bound to be introduced and shared throughout cruise travels. Professor Sanjaya Senanayake, an infectious diseases specialist at the Australian National University stated to BBC, “ In general, you’ve got passengers and crew members from different parts of the world mixing intimately and intensely.” With port stops, these people are also being introduced to whole new locations and sets of new people, all factors that can increase exposure to illness. While your guests are just looking to relax and have a good time, bacteria and viruses are silently looming in the background if the proper precautions and cleaning practices are not taken.
Unless your cruise ship is in the minority, when a guest walks on board, defenses should be up from these invisible microbes that can be a serious threat to their wellbeing. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated that from 2008 to 2014, 129,678 passengers met their definition of acute gastrointestinal illness, and about 10% of those cases were part of larger norovirus outbreaks.
Although your cleaning crews go into each guest room and common area, the unfortunate truth is that they are not always cleaning properly, and most are not sanitizing or disinfecting surfaces at all. Many items in their cleaning cart, like sponges, mops and microfiber cloths, have high levels of bacteria. When those sponges, mops and microfiber cloths, are being used with the best of intentions, they are just carrying bacteria and viruses from room to general area and surface to surface.
Risks of infectious disease when staying on a cruise ship have only heightened since March of 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States. A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) examined the hotel rooms of two coronavirus patients who were quarantined, and found genetic material from the virus on the light switch, faucet handles, sheets and pillows after 24 hours. Fortunately, many cruise ships have rightly reconstructed their cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting practices, but it’s still important to understand the cleaning protocols for your cruise ship. Aseptic Health can help you with training your cleaning crews to ensure both your personnel and hotel rooms are Certified Clinically Clean®.
Aseptic Health’s new SoRite formula can help limit exposure to germs on your cruise ship by providing high kill-logs at faster kill times for guests. For example, SoRite All-In-One has been proven to kill Sars-CoV-2 in 15 seconds at a 99.999% (5-log) kill rate. The closest competitor provides a kill rate of 60 seconds. Besides killing 4X faster than the next best competition, SoRite is extremely efficacious as can be seen in the kill logs. The product is proven to kill a wide array of bacteria, viruses and fungi!
Not only is SoRite effective at protecting guest of hotels from nasty germs, the product has been categorized as a Category IV on the EPA’s Toxicity Scale for Skin Irritation, Inhalation and Ingestion. The Category IV rating is the same Category rating as water. No gloves, masks or special garments are required to use this safe product.
SoRite is your one stop shop and can also add to your bottom line. It is a versatile formula that can also be used everywhere on your cruise ship, from the general gathering area, to guest rooms, even the kitchen where food is being prepared. The product is a powerful Multi-Purpose Cleaning, Heavy Duty Odor Eliminator, Allergen Eliminator, Midewstat, Degreaser and Carpet/Upholstery Cleaner and Sanitizer. You can rest assured that your ship is Certified Clinically Clean® if it has been cleaned, sanitized and disinfected using SoRite.