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Wendy McDonald

Calgary, Alberta Travel Agent
Serendipity Solutions Inc., a TL Network affiliate agency
Wendy McDonald
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DESTINATIONSEgypt, Turkey, Miami, Las Vegas, China
CERTIFICATES & AWARDS CLIA ACC, CLIA MCC, CLIA LCS, Un-Cruise Adventures Certified Adventurist, A-Rosa, Uniworld River Cruise Specialist

Wendy McDonald

Calgary, Alberta Travel Agent

Serendipity Solutions Inc., a TL Network affiliate agency

Luxury Cruise & River Cruise Specialist

Growing up I had the opportunity to travel many places in the world because my father worked for a major airline.

Of all the destinations that I travelled to, my fondest memories are my carefree summer family vacations spent in Florida.

It's no wonder that I am in the travel business today and still enjoy visiting Florida each year, Clearwater Beach and Ft. Lauderdale, feel like second homes to me:

  • relaxing on the beach
  • shopping at the various outlet malls
  • and cruising

My passion for cruising ignited during the 70's watching the "Love Boat".

Never in my wildest dreams had I imagined that I would ever go on a cruise or meet Gavin MacLeod (Captain Stubing), but I did on my 50th birthday at a Seattle cruise industry conference.

After sailing on over 50 cruises aboard various cruise lines throughout the world, I'm still as passionate as ever, about the wonderful world of cruising.

Whether an ocean cruise, river cruise or escorted luxury vacation, I would love to help you plan and organize an amazing vacation.

 

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My Reviews

16 of 37 people found this review helpful

Helpful and friendly

Reviewed By Beach Bum - Edmonton Alberta | Traveled to
We went on a 12 day Princess cruise around the British Isles. Wendy recommended this cruise and it was fabulous. Everything she said it would be. Because of her knowledge from traveling, she was very helpful with tips about sight seeing, Hotels, flights and getting around London. Plus she gives other little tips you wouldn't think of. Wonderful holiday. Wendy has booked many holidays for me and I would not think of using anyone else.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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17 of 39 people found this review helpful

Shes always helpful & always follows up with the trip!

Reviewed By Kkellie88 - Edmonton, AB | Traveled to
Wendy is always helpful, bends over backwards to accommodate us & arrange what we need to make our vacations enjoyable. She always wants to hear about our trip when we return, she truly cares for her clients and has outstanding customer service!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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6 of 18 people found this review helpful

Our Russian adventure

Reviewed By Rob M - Calgary, Alberta | Traveled to Russia & Northwest Asia
My wife and I have known Wendy McDonald for a number of years since we chose her to be our extended family travel consultant.
Words cannot express her personal concern, ideas and suggestions for enhancing our travel plans that has enriched our travel experiences.
As we age, Wendy has grown sensitive to our changing needs, especially when it comes to up-dated international forms and visas etc.
Nothing seems too much trouble for Wendy. She is always prepared to go that extra mile with a happy smile and will go out of her way to ensure we have a pleasant, active and memorable vacation.
Our family is eternally grateful for her caring!
Robert and Irene Moore
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Wendy McDonald responded:
Thank you so much! It’s always a pleasure serving you!
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16 of 38 people found this review helpful

Do you want someone in your corner?

Reviewed By Anne - Calgary AB | Traveled to
A good friend, whose judgment I trust, recommended Wendy McDonald to me. I am so glad I took my friend's advice. I was planning my first cruise, and facing quite a learning curve. Wendy is very knowledgeable about the cruise industry, and she has taken many cruises herself. In a burst of enthusiasm, I had booked a cruise after reviewing the choices online and then calling the cruise company. It did not take me long to discover that the staff at the cruise company do not volunteer any information that would be in my interest rather than theirs. They actually resist answering questions directly if it would not be in their interest. I contacted Wendy and switched over the cruise booking into her tender care. She has been great. She has gone to bat on my behalf over several issues. She has also helped me with my learning curve on cruise travel. She is committed to helping clients have a great cruise experience by giving us information, acting as an intermediary with the company, and just generally caring about our experience on the cruise. I worked with her mostly by email, and she has always responded very quickly to questions. If you want someone who can not only help with all the practical logistical stuff like booking the cruise, but who can also make your case with the cruise company, and, on top of that, someone who is smart, nice, competent, and knowledgeable, then Wendy is the one your want. If you are a novice at cruise travel, she is a brilliant choice.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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16 of 40 people found this review helpful

Always great to travel with her!

Reviewed By jenjen - Calgary, CANADA | Traveled to
My husband and I have booked several trips with Wendy, and she has always planned them very well. She gives us opportunity to book flights or hotels ourselves if we wish, but gladly does all the work when we want to leave it to her. Because she travels so much herself, she knows what the average traveller looks for, and makes sure we get as good a deal as she would want herself. I know I'm in great hands when I book through her.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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6 of 21 people found this review helpful

A cruise to remember, a flawless experience

Reviewed By WSTL - Alberta | Traveled to Europe
Wendy was a delight to work with. She is extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about cruises. She gave us excellent information and went above and beyond to ensure we had an amazing trip. We will definitely book through Wendy again and look forward to seeing what other cruises she can arrange for us.
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14 of 37 people found this review helpful

WENDY IS PERFECT!

Reviewed By ROBO - Calgary | Traveled to
Oh WOW!.. Thank you for the opportunity to express my absolute happiness with Wendy at Serendipity! The first time we clued into Wendy was about six years ago and since then we've had no need to go anywhere else! Wendy McDonald is a human dynamo for seeking out perfect opportunities and specials for her clients. For instance, our very first cruise with Wendy, she coordinated an international cruise with relatives from from two different countries and two different currencies. No problem for Wendy! As far as we are concerned... Travelling with Wendy is.... WORRY FREE!
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12 of 33 people found this review helpful

Understands what Service actually means

Reviewed By Windyfield - Calgary, Ab | Traveled to
We toured the Galapagos islands on a trip Wendy arranged in 2013. Preliminary trip itinerary and details were accurately described and were no surprise on costs or otherwise. Flights worked well, accommodation before and after in Quito was excellent. The small (100 person) cruise ship was perfect to travel among the islands. Food was good. A delightful time was had by all.....
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5 of 20 people found this review helpful

Trip of a life time

Reviewed By Jean - Calgary | Traveled to Europe
Wendy went 'above and beyond' to book our Viking Grand European River Cruise and to provide all the information we required for travel - including, but not limited to, reminder emails, tips for excursions, tips for traveling. She spent extensive time to book us on the right cruise to accommodate the dates we wanted to travel and then she spent an hour and a half with us prior to traveling to explain the trip and provided 'goodies' to help us with our travels.
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12 of 36 people found this review helpful

Very knowledgeable!

Reviewed By KDM - Calgary | Traveled to
We attended an introduction to cruising course given by Wendy. We knew she would be great to work with to help us plan our first cruise. Wendy is not only very knowledgeable due to her vast cruising experience herself but she is also enthusiastic. She wants to make sure the cruising experience is a great one. We have continued to have Wendy book another cruise as well as a birthday celebration in Vegas and an anniversary trip to St Lucia. We have recommended Wendy to several friends, who have all had the same professional service we have enjoyed.
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9 of 31 people found this review helpful

TRIP OF A LIFETIME

Reviewed By Orient Express YES - Calgary, Canada | Traveled to
My dream has always been to go on the original Orient Express. With Paris before and Turkey and London following the Orient Express - this trip was a dream. Our agent, Wendy, made this so easy - always available and attention to detail - it was great! Thanks Wendy - you made my dream come true.
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10 of 34 people found this review helpful

Dream of seeing the Tulip fields!!!

Reviewed By NADS - Calgary, Alberta, Canada | Traveled to
Wendy was incredible to work with. She was referred to us by a friend and we will always go to her first now when thinking about planning a trip. She was very detailed and informative. If she didn't know the answer she found out and got back to us within a few days. She took care of every little detail and thought of everything! We had never done a River boat cruise before and Wendy informed us on all aspects of cruising for the first time and what to expect. We had a wonderful time on our first cruise and went back to Wendy the following year to book another River boat cruise with my parents through Europe.
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