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Consultant Profile: Penni McDonald « Parnell Outlet Page

Personal Details


Travel Consultant


161 Parnell Road

Why ME?

My experiences with so many cruise lines enables me to find not only the right itinerary, but right style of cruise line to make your trip one to remember. I know those tips that only come from personal experience & that you won't find on a website

Where on Earth do you still want to go?

  • Cambodia
  • Alaska
  • Africa
  • Italy
  • Ireland
  • Peru
  • Galapagos
  • Antarctica
  • Norway

Useful Apps & Gadgets for Travel

  • Cruise Line app for onboard use
  • Facebook Messenger / Skype / Viber
  • app (similar to google maps but doesn't require data connection)
  • Comfortable Headphones
  • Kobo or Kindle app

What I always take on holiday

  • Phone & Charger (preferably USB plugs)
  • Travel Adapter (in case there are no USB ports)
  • Comfortable Walking Shoes
  • Half the clothes I initially think I'll need

Where I've Been


Favourite Holidays


The Ghan - August 2019

One of my bucket list trips achieved on the 90th Anniversary trip from Adelaide to Darwin.  Completely met all expectations & then some.  Amazing food, awe inspiring scenery & outstanding staff all working in total unison.   
I highly recommend this iconic train journey

Singapore - March 2019

A week spent exploring Singapore still wasn't enough to do everything.
Jurong Bird Park, Chinatown & the hawker markets, Universal Studios, Gardens by the Bay (day & night), Breakfast with the Orangutans at Singapore Zoo, exploring Fort Canning Park, shopping, navigating the MRT.
Singapore can be very expensive, but I definitely learnt some of the tricks to making your $$ go further.
I highly recommend including a Singapore stopover on your next longhaul journey

Caribbean Cruise - May 2018

Departing New Orleans on Carnival Dream to Costa Maya, Belize, Roatan & Cozumel.
A great combination of ports allowed for sea-life encounters, Incan & Mayan history, beaches & shopping along with a ship full of activities & dining options.
Soaking up the vibrant atmosphere & history of New Orleans for several nights before flying home via Houston is a must do

Honolulu - May 2017

Hiring a convertible Mustang & driving on the wrong side of the road for the first time felt so much easier in the Aloha State.  Cruising across the Island this way to the North Shore to what feels like another world is in my opinion a must do.  If you are a film buff Kualoa Ranch & the Byodo-In Temple on the North Shore of Oahu will be instantly recognizable.
A touch of Disney is available at Aulani their only hotel resort not attached to a theme park

Avalon Waterways - May 2017

Danube Cruise Munich to Vienna.  Beer, pretzels, WW2 History & prancing horses

Viking River Cruises - November 2016

Provence Cruise Avignon to Lyon
Food, wine, roman history 

Pacific Islands Cruise - November 2012

Carnival Spirit, Sydney return visiting Mare, Isle of Pines & Noumea

Egypt - April 2008

A bucket list trip that didn't fail to deliver.
My first ever river cruise, up the Nile, along with some of the most amazing temples you can find.

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