More passengers, more cruise ships and an average cruise length of seven days provides plenty of time for people to mingle and come in contact with germs. That’s why a team of leading scientists developed Avlo, a germ blocking hand lotion specifically designed to be used on cruise ships. But Avlo doesn’t replace hand washing and other important healthy practices. It’s recommended that Avlo be used in between hand washings as you enjoy your fun in the sun. This way you can stay protected and healthy while on your next cruise.
There were roughly 26 million cruise passengers in 2017, and the number topped 27 million in 2018. For the last several years, the cruise ship industry has been operating at near 100% capacity. In addition, according to a 2016 study by Visa, international travel will increase by 35% over the next decade. Although this boom in travel is good for the economics of the industry, it will make person-to-person contact more frequent and lead to many short-term health concerns. Traveler’s diarrhea and other gastrointestinal incidents will continue to be a nuisance for travelers. It is now more important than ever that traveler’s practice healthy hygiene and have the best line of defense at their disposal.
You may think when you’re on that sunny, carefree cruise that you’re in an idyllic and protected environment, that you don’t need to be as careful as you normally would be. But that’s not true. You should be even more careful than when you’re at home. Cruise ship passengers can fall ill if they touch contaminated surfaces or objects, including doorknobs, railings, elevator buttons or counters, and then place their hand in their mouth. People can also fall ill if they have direct contact with a sick person or consume food or drink that is contaminated.
These situations can stand in the way of having a great vacation, and that’s why Avlo was developed. Avlo’s new germ blocking technology can help to protect you in situations where a lot of people are in close contact with each other. Avlo is non-toxic, soothing, and safe for all ages. It’s one of the many ways to stay safe, smart and protected on your next cruise.