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Alex Loizou

Director of Sales & Marketing

Visiting an amazing destination lets you see a snap shot of that place at that time, something that you’ll be able to carry with you forever, making travel a wonderfully enriching and personal experience.
My favourite destination
Christ Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro

I love the vibrancy of South America. The stunning beaches, exotic vibe, outstanding food and fabulous wine.

As a hugely diverse continent, it's Brazil and Argentina that are my highlights. With their European connections both feel familiar yet move to a totally different rhythm and even in their most developed and populous areas there is the feeling of being close to an exotic wilderness that is just so exciting.

My top cruising tip

Whether I’ve been trekking, or on an overland tour, I’ve always built in some time somewhere to relax and a day at sea allows you to do exactly the same thing.

Enjoy the excuse to go to the late risers breakfast, sit by the pool with a book, or even just enjoy a long lunch. Although often avoided, especially by those new to cruising, a day at sea on a busy itinerary takes away the pressure of having to explore and instead allows you to relax guilt free.

Fact File

Years in travel: 18 years.

Years working at Mundy Cruising: 10 years.

First job in travel: I worked for Balkan Holidays as part of their reservations department, dealing with package summer and ski holidays predominantly to Bulgaria.

First cruise: I was utterly spoilt with a trip on Silversea's Silver Shadow in Alaska in 2013 shortly after joining Mundy Cruising. I embarked in Juneau and sailed to Vancouver with a little time in Seattle before. A wonderful destination for an introduction to cruise.

Best cruise dining experience: I loved the al fresco style and laidback atmosphere of SeaDream and the food is divine.

Best non-cruise holiday: Hard to say but, if I really had to choose, I'd say a Laos and Thailand trip where I stayed in Luang Prabang, a sleepy town on the banks for the upper Mekong, and then had some beach time on Koh Lanta, an island just off Thailand's Andaman coast.

Interesting fact about yourself: I once competed in a ultra-Marathon in the Sahara.

Ocean cruise lines sailed: Seabourn, Crystal Ocean Cruises, Silversea, Regent Seven Seas, SeaDream

River cruise lines sailed: Tauck

Expedition cruise lines sailed: Silversea Expeditions, Ponant

Areas you've cruised: Western Mediterranean, Middle East, East Africa & Indian Ocean, India, Myanmar, South East Asia, Brazil & Argentina, Antarctica