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Hello, I am a new member here and did some searching but did not see my questions directly addressed. If I missed it somewhere, my apologies!

My son is a Lieutenant on an Ohio class Sub based in Bangor, WA. He will be completing his sea tour duty this spring (Blue Crew I think) and recently invited me to go on a Tiger Cruise. We spoke yesterday (he is on shore for about a week before deploying again) and the cruise will start with participants embarking at the Sub base in San Diego and make it's way back to the base in Bangor, approx 7 days along the Pacific coast.

I am a photographer by profession and one thing I was looking forward to doing was photographing the event from my photo journalist perspective but when I mentioned that he wasn't completely sure if cameras would be allowed. Anyone know if this is correct? I've done some Google searches and have seen photos from both above the water and below the water cruises. Maybe it's a new regulation. I'm used to traveling light and figure I'll be fine with a few changes of clothes, toiletries, etc. Any other suggestions?

So far all he has asked me for was my SS# to submit with my DOB. At some point will I receive some kind of paper work or application?

I am an average guy for my age, 54... fairly good health but could shed a few pounds. I am not particularly claustrophobic but don't like to be uncomfortable! Does a Sub TC sound like something an old guy like me could do?


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I now see that there is both a Submariner's Group and one for Tiger Cruises so will ask my questions there.




I'm not exactly sure where the information is but I can help point you in the right direction. We have a long time member named Kenorian he has been on a submarine tiger cruise with his son and I'm sure he would be glad to speak with you. Just click on his name and under his profile send him a message. Also look in the groups submariners , Navy Sub School Dads , & last check out our tiger cruise group. Hopefully this will get you started in the right direction. Read what you can and you might find your answer but make sure you contact Kenorian, he has been there, done that. Good Luck! If you still don't find your answers let me know.

Chris, I didn't get any paperwork or info!  Explained in a link I sent you in a reply to another of your posts.  You'll have to be able to climb some ladders and, honestly, the racks are tight.  Fortunately I didn't have to roll over!
I am older than you and would do it in a heart beat!!!!  It is not as bad as you might think.  I spent three years as an EM on a diesel submarine.

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