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Diane Tierney, Cruise Travel Reporter

Cruising is Diane’s travel passion since it’s such a fun and easy way to see the world. She’s been on 87 cruises (176 travel media trips) as an Accredited Journalist, visited 48 countries and is eager to provide you with cruise inspiration and information. She also has 122,000+ Followers on Instagram @Cruiseguru and several of her Reels have had 2.1 to 10.8 million views.

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She is also on Threads and Twitter.


Diane Tierney is an award-winning Canadian travel columnist/reporter with 650+ 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 Star 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 Magazine (Leisureways and Journey), Canada’s largest travel magazines from 2000 to 2006 (circulation 1.7 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.


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Drift Travel Magazine Summer 2023: NCL Prima

NCL Prima in Drift Travel

Drift Travel Magazine Spring 2023: Virgin Voyages Valiant Lady

Drift Travel Virgin Voyages

Ensemble/Range Navigatr Magazine Spring 2023: Newest Cruise Destinations and Cruise Myths articles

Range Magazine New DestinationsRange Magazine Cruise Myths

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.”

GlobeAnd Mail Expeditions Ships

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

Diane on Our City TV news talking about cruise ships

Here are links to many publications with circulations from 30,000 to six 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 Norwegian Cruises Viva

PAX Viking River cruise through France

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

PAX News Costa Toscana

Celebrity Cruises Beyond soothes with relaxed luxury

PAX News Celebrity Beyond

Why Wonder of the Seas is Royal’s Caribbean best Oasis-class ship yet

RoyalCaribbean Wonder Of The Seas PAX

MSC Cruises has style and substance

msc cruises seashore pax news story

Royal Caribbean Odyssey of the Seas bold experiences

PAX news Odyssey of the Seas


PAX News Mardi Gras


Carnival Mardi Gras wows guest with roller coaster thrills outside and elegance inside


PAX News



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

Today's Bride Destination Wedding magazineToday's Bride Destination Wedding magazine story

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

AAA Travel Lavish Cruises


Cruise & Travel Lifestyle Magazine story about Viking Orion

Cruise Travel Lifestyles magazine coverViking Orion in C&TL magzine

Review of MSC Cruises Seashore

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Ensemble Travel’s Bon Vivant Spring 2022

Bon Vivant coverBon Vivant Culinary Classes story


Ultimate Vacations Winter 2021/22: “Back to Nature” (Cunard Alaska Cruise):

Cunard Alaska in Ensemble

Ultimate Family Vacations Summer 2021 U.S. Edition

Ensemble Travel Ultimate Family Vacations Summer 2021cover

Ultimate Family Vacations Fall 2022 magazine about family Cruises featuring Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Carnival and Disney.

Ultimate Family Vacations Fall 2022 magazine



Ensemble Travel Vacations Magazine

Ultimate Family Vacations

Ultimate Family Vacations Magazine Ensemble Travel

Destination Vows

Destination Vows magazine

Extraordinary Experiences

Extraordinary Experiences magazine Ensemble Travel

CAA Magazine (1.7 million circ.; 2 million readers): February 2020

CAA Magazine


Canadian Travel News


For Forever Young News, Metro News and more publications, please visit the “Highlights” of Instagram @ Cruiseguru

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Toronto Star stories appear here (300+ articles):


Toronto Star Travel Cruise articles Cruiseguru Diane Tierney

Globe and Mail


As featured in:

Diane participates in many media fam trips hosted by airlines, cruise lines, hotels and resorts.



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