Janelle Lamby

Specialist Interests:

Ocean Cruises | River Cruises

Specialist Destinations:

Kimberleys | USA & Canada | Europe River Cruising

In Travel Since:


My Tip for Holiday Planning:

I like to pack a week before travel to then check if I need it all, hopefully remove items and not increase the luggage - ha! Also to arrive a 2-3 days before a tour / cruise to allow yourself to adjust and ensure with flight delays you are not going to miss your tour or cruise. When doing expedition sailings, always check what the cruise line is including so you can ensure you do not over pack. Weird, but I always travel with reef shoes just to be safe. Many cruise lines have water sports platforms for the guests and I like to take advantage of this free inclusion.


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Janelle Lamby's Background

Started in the industry way too many years ago and still to this day love selling the world. There is so much to see and do when it comes travel and adventure. I truly have not experienced that much compared to the clients I have booked who inspire me every day. When I started in the industry, it was a small company specialising in select products and destinations, I then progressed to be the Operations Manager and then the National Sales Manager. Fast forward many years, I have been with Discerning Traveller for over 12 years as the Manager.

Canada - VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer
Italy and France
USA: Arizona, California, NY, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Washington DC, Washington State, Nevada
Thailand and Japan
Vietnam & Cambodia (absolute highlight)
Bali 3 times
The Kimberley
◆ Carnival Cruises - Carnival Splendor
◆ Royal Caribbean - Ovation of the Seas
◆ Celebrity Cruises - Celebrity Solstice
◆ PONANT - LeSoeal - Kimberleys and Japan
◆ Windstar - Star Breeze - Australia
◆ Windstar - Wind Surf - Italy and France
◆ French River Cruise
◆ Aqua Expeditions - Mekong River Cruise

Destination Recommendation:

Every destination has many reasons to make you want to revisit again!
Vietnam & Cambodia: The people and culture of both Vietnam and Cambodia have left a lasting impression with me. I was fortunate to do this as part of an incredible Mekong River Cruise with Aqua Expeditions. I know they say to not eat off a Street Cart, but the food was cheap and so tasty. Seeing the unfortunate slum areas was a highlight as the people do not know any different, they still smile, the kids are just beautiful and seeing their faces light up when we visited them makes you realise that we live such a materialistic lifestyle.

The Kimberleys: My PONANT cruise to this destination was beyond my expectations. Each day we anchored and were able to do Zodiac expeditions for an hour or two in the morning and afternoon. When sailing in the Kimberleys, it does not matter what side of the ship you are sailing as the scenery on both sides of the ship is spectacular. I was fortunate to have 10 nights of unforgettable sunrises, sunsets, crocodiles, turtles, learning more about the untouched region, Indigenous people and their culture, King George Falls and Lacepede Islands, plus so much more.

Italy: Italy has my heart as I just love the people, the food, so much history and walkable cities no matter where you go. Italy is perfect for those who like an adventure. An easy country to get round, good starting or finishing point for most cruiselines or a tour.

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