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I have been approved for a Tiger cruise happening in a few weeks. I've been given only limited information from my sailor and Navy so far. From the Navy I got a packing list. From my sailor I have vague information when they will be arriving and leaving port. I have a hotel booked, but from my limited information I may need to book an additional night or two. I also need to know how I get access to the base. Is that on a shuttle bus? Should I be expecting any more detailed info from the Navy, or am I just to wing it once I get to the port I am meeting the ship at?

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watch your OPSEC....DO NOT POST DATES or specific port movements

Mark    My son just headed out to the TR.  I am hoping that I can get on the list.  Doing a Tiger cruise would be quite literally a dream come true.

 

Walker



Mark Skeet Johnson said:

It appears that the TR will do a TC in Nov 2015. I am trying to get the dates to purchase one way plane tickets. After not seeing my son for 8 months this cruise should be epic! Please email me at mjphoto45 at yahoo if others are planning to attend so we can meet up.

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MJ

Omaha

Hi Mark...I am planning on riding the TR as well. Havn't nailed down the details at home and work yet but Im working on it. Looking forward to the ride if I can come. Will be different than the frigates and destroyer I rode in the 80's.

How much is the tiger cruise and how long is the cruise

Dannelle, there really is no charge for the cruise, but you will pay for meals, any thing you may purchase from the on board commissary and of course air fare and hotel to meet up with the ship. However, you must have a sailor on board who is a child or close relative. Tiger Cruises are simply not something that's open to anyone. 

Dannelle said:

How much is the tiger cruise and how long is the cruise
Oh thats awesome! Thank u for ur reply


That fee is about $140 paid by your sailor.  You have to pass a medical evaluation to get approved.  Three general cruises: Mayport to Norfolk- about 2.5 days, Hawaii to San Diego...about 5 days and very rarely San Diego to Seattle. You have awhile to wait until you sailor returns from cruise.....and Tiger Cruises are NOT always offered. 


NavyDads Co-Admin Jim said:

Dannelle, there really is no charge for the cruise, but you will pay for meals, any thing you may purchase from the on board commissary and of course air fare and hotel to meet up with the ship. However, you must have a sailor on board who is a child or close relative. Tiger Cruises are simply not something that's open to anyone. 

Dannelle said:

How much is the tiger cruise and how long is the cruise

So there is a fee. I missed that. Still learning.

NavyDads Admin (Paul) said:


That fee is about $140 paid by your sailor.  You have to pass a medical evaluation to get approved.  Three general cruises: Mayport to Norfolk- about 2.5 days, Hawaii to San Diego...about 5 days and very rarely San Diego to Seattle. You have awhile to wait until you sailor returns from cruise.....and Tiger Cruises are NOT always offered. 


NavyDads Co-Admin Jim said:

Dannelle, there really is no charge for the cruise, but you will pay for meals, any thing you may purchase from the on board commissary and of course air fare and hotel to meet up with the ship. However, you must have a sailor on board who is a child or close relative. Tiger Cruises are simply not something that's open to anyone. 

Dannelle said:

How much is the tiger cruise and how long is the cruise


actually that "fee" is the estimate of food costs for the cruise.....there is no fee for the cruise itself so you were correct.....


NavyDads Co-Admin Jim said:

So there is a fee. I missed that. Still learning.

NavyDads Admin (Paul) said:


That fee is about $140 paid by your sailor.  You have to pass a medical evaluation to get approved.  Three general cruises: Mayport to Norfolk- about 2.5 days, Hawaii to San Diego...about 5 days and very rarely San Diego to Seattle. You have awhile to wait until you sailor returns from cruise.....and Tiger Cruises are NOT always offered. 


NavyDads Co-Admin Jim said:

Dannelle, there really is no charge for the cruise, but you will pay for meals, any thing you may purchase from the on board commissary and of course air fare and hotel to meet up with the ship. However, you must have a sailor on board who is a child or close relative. Tiger Cruises are simply not something that's open to anyone. 

Dannelle said:

How much is the tiger cruise and how long is the cruise

I just want to clarify Paul's comment. Your Sailor is responsible for making the payment to the appropriate person on board, but the Tigers give the money to their Sailor to make the payment. I know I did it that way anyway. I don't know of any Tigers that actually expected their Sailor to foot the bill out of their own pocket. Cash was appreciated on my trip.

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