Val Rosenberg

Specialist Interests:

Luxury Cruising | Cycling and walking tours | Luxury land touring | Honeymoons | Singles travel | Expedition Cruising | Small Ship Cruising | River Cruising

Specialist Destinations:

France | Italy | England | South Africa | Tanzania | Antarctica | New Zealand | USA | Alaska | Canada

In Travel Since:


My Tip for Holiday Planning:

Not to try and cram too much into an itinerary. It is better to slow down and enjoy the moment.


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Val Rosenberg's Background

I entered the industry in 1990 working initially working for an airline but moved to work in the travel industry in 1996 in South Africa.  I moved to Australia in 2001 and have been working for the same travel company ever since, and specialise in high-end cruising and tours.

My love for travel and in particular cruising started as a child while watching the cruise ships between Auckland and the UK sail away.  It was a love affair from thereon for me.  Travel is something which dominates my thoughts every day and I am already planning my next sojourn while still in some part of the world.  It gives me the greatest thrill to be able to create something for my clients which will create memories to last them forever.  My other love, as for most, are my family and friends.

Africa: Tanzania, Zanzibar, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Mauritius, (Lived in South Africa for 26 years and go back often – visited 2010, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019), Egypt (1998)

Antarctica: December 2010

Asia: India (1976), Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Bali, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka

Europe: England, Russia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Estonia, Holland, Belgium, France, Spain, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Croatia, Greece, Italy (First trip 1972, and most years since 2001)

Middle East: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Turkey (2014)

North America: Alaska (2005), Hawaii, USA – Many places (1970, 2008, 2009, 2011) Canada (1978, 2005, 2013) - Vancouver, Calgary, Banff, Lake Louise, Toronto

Pacific and Neighbouring Areas: Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific Islands

South America: Chile, Brazil
◆ Holland America Line
◆ WindStar
◆ Ponant
◆ Cunard
◆ Royal Caribbean
◆ Celebrity Cruises
◆ Carnival Cruise Line
◆ P&O Cruises UK
◆ Tauck River Cruises
◆ Sonesta Nile RIver

Destination Recommendation:

Europe - there are so many different cultures, architectures, languages and cuisines to experience. Makes for a diverse holiday experience.

Antarctica – truly amazing and definitely the last frontier

Africa – unique wildlife experiences which can only be experienced in Africa, as well as very different cultures

Alaska – bask in dramatic scenery and wildlife

India – where the people, regardless of status never stop smiling, and where you can balance out the more basic way of life with absolute luxury

Canada – spectacular scenery

Hotel Recommendation:

Laucala Island – Fiji – sheer luxury. Every guest has their own very large villa, swimming pool, private sala, your own stretch of beach, and absolutely all-inclusive with a great choice of restaurants.

Ship Recommendation:

Wind Surf but depends on the experience I am wanting to accomplish. Love Windstar and Holland America but love all luxury ships.

Contact Discerning Traveller

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Australia: 1300 950 622

Overseas: +612 8296 7085

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Our location:

Level 1, 171 Clarence St, Sydney NSW 2000 Australia

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