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Tiger Cruise or Family Day Cruise


Tiger Cruise or Family Day Cruise

Navy Tiger Cruise: For those lucky enough to have the opportunity to sail on a Family Day or Tiger Cruise --- Some tips and helps... and a little bit of bragging too!

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Tiger or Family Day Cruises

Some of us have been lucky enough to experience either a Tiger or Family Day Cruise. Whether you are in the planning stages for one or hoping to sail with your Sailor when they return from deployment. Share your hints and experiences here---
but always remember, posting port dates or to many details about upcoming events can pose a security use good judgment about what you post here!


Stennis '07 Tiger Cruise Safety Video

NBC News on the Stennis '13

USS Anchorage (LPD 23) Tiger Cruise - March 2013
from Oxnard to San Diego, California

General Advice for a Successful Tiger Cruise by Thomas Dozier

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Tiger Cruise - (April 2009) Blogs and   Videos...

Tiger Cruise Aboard a Submarine - by Chris Summers


Discussion Forum

Tiger Cruise

Started by James Rhodes. Last reply by Ric Pallson Nov 16, 2013. 3 Replies

A Sample Medical Screening Form for a Tiger Cruise

Started by NavyDads Admin (Paul). Last reply by Marlana Ruther May 12, 2012. 4 Replies

General Advice for a Successful Tiger Cruise

Started by E.G. - ND's Creator/Admin. Last reply by Gerald Lee Campbell Apr 28, 2012. 3 Replies

Place to stay near Pearl

Started by Jeffrey W Coon. Last reply by Kevin C. Maxwell Feb 13, 2012. 16 Replies

USS Theodore Roosevelt Tiger Cruise, April 2009 (Blogs and Video)

Started by NavyDads Admin (Paul). Last reply by Jeffrey W Coon Nov 27, 2011. 1 Reply


Started by Robert Ford Oct 24, 2011. 0 Replies

Tiger Cruise Aboard a Submarine

Started by Chris Summers. Last reply by NavyDads Admin (Paul) Mar 12, 2011. 1 Reply

tiger cruise

Started by scott alan lonadier sr. Last reply by Wil Stoflet Nov 23, 2010. 3 Replies

Final On-Board Check-off (from TR's April 2009 Cruise)

Started by NavyDads Admin (Paul) Aug 7, 2009. 0 Replies

Stennis '07 Tiger Cruise Video

Started by NavyDads Admin (Paul). Last reply by NavyDads Admin (Paul) Apr 8, 2009. 2 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by Rick Liske - Proud Navy Dad on March 21, 2014 at 8:36am

Same here anyone signed up for the USS Boxer Tiger cruise?

Comment by Rick Perkins on March 12, 2014 at 10:51am

Anyone here signed up for the USS Boxer Tiger Cruise?

Comment by Betsy (mom of CTT on Stennis) on November 16, 2013 at 1:42pm

I was on the TC on the Stennis this past April and the ship ended up arriving from the Middle East a day earlier than we anticipated. Subsequently, they they ended up with 2 nights in HI.  We were fortunate that our sailor was not on duty and he was able to stay in our hotel with us for those 2 nights.  I'm sure that this may not be typical, (since nothing is really typical, lol) but we didn't know until the week before the TC that they were arriving in HI a day earlier.  I would plan for at least 2 days in HI ahead of departure day.    

Comment by NavyDads Admin (Paul) on November 16, 2013 at 8:05am

have not done a Pacific cruise only at Atlantic cruise when my son came back form the Mid-East, but as I recall port time in Pearl is typically only about 24 hours or so

Comment by Dave Smithers on November 16, 2013 at 7:58am

For those that have done this "Cruise" before on the Nimitz, or any other carrier coming back from the Middle East, do they typically get some shore leave in Hawaii on the way back? My concern is that some of the people going on this Cruise are not getting to Honolulu until a day or two before the Cruise. We are all wanting to see the ship coming in the harbor but some may miss that if she comes in before they arrive.

Comment by NavyDads Admin (Paul) on November 15, 2013 at 12:48pm

just don't forget to enjoy the cruise and not get so hung up on photos and vids that you miss the experience......standing on the flight deck and watching the cats fire with the wind in your face is pretty intense....experience it!!!!

Comment by Dave Smithers on November 15, 2013 at 12:45pm

Thanks for the info guys. I don't think I will have any problem because I am going loaded with extra charged batteries/memory cards/etc. But I just wondered in case I might need an outlet. Heck, I think I'm going to have two cameras and a video camera along for the ride. And I have numerous 32gig memory cards and a spare battery for each camera. So I think I've got things covered.

Comment by John Johnson on November 15, 2013 at 12:34pm
Generally, each berth has a switched light and an electric outlet. I was able to charge my electronics on my tiger cruise.
Comment by Greg Smaistrla on November 15, 2013 at 12:14pm

I am so jealous of everyone that will get to go on a Tiger Cruise. I went two years ago and my son will be leaving the Navy before the deployment is over. I was the best time of my life. Listen to the stories and talk to everyone that you can. I found that I could charge my phone camera in my son's shop. Beyond that, power is limited.

Comment by NavyDads Admin (Paul) on November 15, 2013 at 11:14am

there are not many electrical outlets around as I recall....the phone will not work once your about 10-20 miles off land...understand the need for camera power, but I had a digital with me with lots of backup battery power...verify with your buy however as things might have changed since my cruise in '09....oh- in addition theft can be an issue so you want to be careful with your electronics


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