Cruising is Diane’s travel passion since it’s such a fun and easy way to see the world. She’s been on 85 cruises as an Accredited Journalist, visited 48 countries and is eager to provide you with cruise inspiration and information. She also has 119,000+ Followers on Instagram @Cruiseguru and several of her Reels have had 2.7 to 10.8 million views.
She is also on Twitter at Cruiseguru1
Diane Tierney is an award-winning Canadian travel columnist/reporter with 500+ articles and special supplements published in the Toronto Star, Toronto Sun, Metro News, National Post, Maclean’s, enRoute, Ottawa Citizen, Hamilton Spectator, London Free Press, Fort-Worth Star Telegram and many more newspapers and magazines in Canada and the U.S. since 1981.
While in Journalism school in her 20s, she wrote ski articles for the Toronto Star. When she was in her 30s, after having two children, she began a monthly column for the newspaper called “Taking the Kids” about family travel, as well as a weekly column called “Close to Home.” In her 40s, she launched the Star’s monthly cruise column called the “Shipping News” which ran until 2012.
During this time she was also Editor-in-Chief of CAA Leisureways and Journey, Canada’s largest travel magazines from 2000 to 2006 (circulation 1.2 million readers), as well as several other national magazines about travel and home decor.
In 2013 she became Managing Editor, Special Features, for Metro News and its 10 daily newspapers across Canada. She managed 17 reporters and seven graphic designers.
Diane now freelances for many major national publications about cruise travel and is also Cruise Reporter for “Our City Tonight” TV that reaches six million households.
CLICK HERE ON INSTAGRAM “HIGHLIGHTS” TO SEE RECENT ARTICLES IN 13 PUBLICATIONS
PUBLICATIONS + TV SHOW APPEARANCES
Quoted as an expert in the Globe and Mail, Canada’s national newspaper:
Globe and Mail December 22, 2022: “Small ships mark the coming of a new golden age for cruising”
“For cruise blogger Diane Tierney, owner of officialcruiseguru.com., small-ship cruising offers other perks, too. “It’s like being on your own yacht with new-found friends,” she says. “You get to know your cruise mates well and you’re able to form special bonds with them over the amazing personal experiences you’ve had together.”
Tierney, who has racked up 82 voyages to 48 countries, also loves the special attention provided on small ships. “The personal attention you get is unmatched. Crew quickly know your name, what you like to eat and drink, and they anticipate your needs before you even know you wanted something.”
By the end of the trip, those onboard friendships have grown. “You end up making friends for life and stay in touch,” she says. “And many guests opt to cruise again together – almost like becoming part of a club.”
Our City Tonight TV show airs every Sunday at 10:30am on CHEK TV. Each episode airs twice on consecutive Sundays, which provides two airings for each segment. The station is local, but with a national reach, available across British Columbia, Canada in over 1.3 million homes, and 6 million nationally on various TV providers and satellite. (Our City Tonight is also featured on the new CHEK-Streaming Service). The audience on CHEK TV is 59.4% female. The demographic is 40 to 65 years old. Average viewer HH income $75K.
All past episodes are archived and available for viewing on YouTube: Our City Tonight – YouTube. Everyone who partners with the show receives isolated “links” of their segments to use for their own purposes such as websites and social media.
This below show on the Cruising Comeback was broadcast twice: July 18 and July 25, 2021.
Watch the cruise segment here:
Appeared again on Our City Tonight TV April 24 and May 1
MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPERS
Here are links to many publications with circulations from 60,000 to 6 million readers:
PAX News (travel trade press; circ. 180,000)
According to Survey results, 91.73% of Canadian travel professionals are most aware of Pax magazine compared to other print trade publications in the market. Travelweek ranked second (85.89%), followed by Travel Press (75.6%) and Travel Courier (73.48%). Of those four publications, Pax magazine showed the highest readership rate (76.50%), followed by Travelweek (69.50%); Travel Press (49.75%); and Travel Courier (47.25%).
PAX Windstar Star Pride stretched and renovated
PAX Virgin Voyages Valiant Lady Review
PAX attends MSC Cruises Seascape Naming Ceremony
PAX reviews MSC Cruises World Europa in Doha, Qatar
PAX cruises Italian style on board Costa Cruises’ new Toscana
Celebrity Cruises Beyond soothes with relaxed luxury
Why Wonder of the Seas is Royal’s Caribbean best Oasis-class ship yet
MSC Cruises has style and substance
Royal Caribbean Odyssey of the Seas bold experiences
Carnival Mardi Gras wows guest with roller coaster thrills outside and elegance inside
Today’s Bride Destination Wedding Magazine Spring/Summer 2023
Cruise weddings with Princess Cruises, MSC Cruises and Carnival Cruise Line Spring/Summer 2023 page 28, 29
AAA Travel (six million members) in Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, DC.
Enjoy a Lavish Experience on a Luxury Cruise
Cruise & Travel Lifestyle Magazine story about Viking Orion
Review of MSC Cruises Seashore
Ensemble Travel’s Bon Vivant Spring 2022
Ultimate Vacations Winter 2021/22: “Back to Nature” (Cunard Alaska Cruise):
Ultimate Family Vacations Summer 2021 U.S. Edition
Ultimate Family Vacations Fall 2022 magazine about family Cruises featuring Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Carnival and Disney.
CAA Magazine (1.7 million circ.; 2 million readers): February 2020
For Forever Young News, Metro News and more publications, please visit the “Highlights” of Instagram @ Cruiseguru
Toronto Star stories appear here (300+ articles):
As featured in:
Diane participates in many media fam trips hosted by airlines, cruise lines, hotels and resorts.
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