Crystal Cruises has announced plans for what it's billing as the first hypoallergenic rooms at sea.
The two-ship luxury line 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.
Work on the rooms will include the installation of medical-grade air purifiers that will filter out 99.9% of all impurities and dust. The rooms also will be outfitted with microfiber, monofilament mattresses and pillow cases, and housecleaning staff will be trained in anti-allergy cleaning techniques.
The cabins will debut Nov. 27.
By Gene Sloan
August 14, 2013