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Ayravata Cruises Continues Where Haimark Left Off

Cruise Line & Cruise Ship | Jason Leppert | May 04, 2016

Ayravata Cruises Continues Where Haimark Left Off

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Following Haimark Line’s bankruptcy and subsequent cancellation of all its cruises, Ayravata Cruises Co Ltd. will continue its sailings aboard the Irrawaddy Explorer.

When asked for a comment, Andrea Massari, executive director of Paukan Cruises by Ayravata Cruise Company told TravelPulse the only announcement it has received from Haimark is the following from founder Marcus Leskovar: “…am sorry to have to tell you that our owner, VertCapital has shut down the company (all Haimark entities) and dismissed all employees yesterday. This came as a shock to all of us since we just were acquired a few months ago…”

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As for Ayravata, the company is the builder and operator of the Irrawaddy Explorer, which was charted by Haimark. Massari said, “The company has been established since 2003 with a fleet of five ships including the Irrawaddy Explorer (Paukan 2014)…We are a financially sound company and a well-known cruise company in Myanmar.

“We are committed to operate all the cruises of the Irrawaddy Explorer scheduled by Haimark. Due to our experience in operating river cruises in Myanmar (not only for Haimark) - I can reassure you that the quality of service will continue.“

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According to Massari, Ayravata plans to honor all Haimark bookings “as much as we legally and possibly can” onboard the Irrawaddy Explorer.

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