Posted: 4 Nov 2020 Uniworld Introduces Self-Disinfecting Coating Across Ships


~Becomes First River Cruise Line to Employ Antimicrobial Coating on All Ships. 
Product Renders Surfaces Self-Disinfecting~


Uniworld Boutique River Cruises, part of the iconic hospitality company The Travel Corporation (TTC), has contracted with Danish company CleanCoat A/S to employ their ACT CleanCoat™ solution across the company, including all Uniworld owned ships and Red Carnation Hotels.  Uniworld is the first river cruise company to adopt the ACT CleanCoat™ solution which is renowned for its ability to render surfaces self-disinfecting after one application.

According to Uniworld Boutique River Cruises CEO Ellen Bettridge, all ships will be sprayed with the antimicrobial coating that is odorless, nontoxic and most importantly, kills bacteria and viruses including the coronavirus family.  “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,” said Bettridge.  

ACT CleanCoat™ is a simple, efficient solution that creates a healthier and safer environment for Uniworld guests and crew.  The ACT CleanCoat™ solution is sustainable and environmentally friendly, and consists of two components: 1) ACT CleanCoat™ : an annually applied, invisible, odorless treatment that renders all surfaces self-disinfecting while also purifying the air and 2) the use of ACT ECA Water, which replaces traditional daily cleaning detergents and provides the best possible conditions for ACT CleanCoat™ to maximize its disinfecting effect, while itself acting as a hospital grade disinfectant for regular use. The ACT ECA (electro-chemically activated) Water, a salt-based, more sustainable alternative to conventional cleaning products, does not require protective equipment to use, and leaves no toxic residues.

ACT CleanCoat™, approved for use on all surfaces including those with direct food contact, renders all surfaces self-disinfecting while also purifying the air from microbes such as bacteria, viruses, airborne mold spores as well as common air pollutants like Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).  It purifies the air and improves indoor air quality.

Said Bettridge, “CleanCoat™ is an incredible product that is absolutely safe, meets our strict sustainability standards and is effective. For travel agents who want to be certain that everything that can be done is being done to ensure the wellbeing of their clients, this is it.”

This partnership is in addition to Uniworld’s previously announced enhanced health and safety protocols, including health screenings, contactless payment, reserved seating when dining and other physical distance measures.  For more information, visit