In order to accomplish this, Maddie accepts her father's offer to participate in Operation Tiger, a week-long cruise for military families and their friends aboard his aircraft carrier. USS Constellation was, as depicted, actually returning from her 2001 Western Pacific deployment with "tigers" on board when the September 11 terrorist attacks occurred. “Operation Tiger Cruise is the unclassified code name for a very special guest cruise program that includes two or more consecutive days underway. Along the way, she meets two other teenagers boarding the Tiger Cruise: Tin… The film's fictional events are intertwined with the real-life events of the September 11, 2001 attacks. A Tiger Cruise is an opportunity for civilians (with the exception of spouses) to ride a ship the last few days of deployment.
It stars Hayden Panettiere and Bill Pullman. Usually, the ship pulls into a port near their homeport, picks up the “Tigers” and then the families get to experience shipboard life and see what their loved ones do for a … Tiger Cruise is the 54th Disney Channel Original Movie. The primary purpose of a Tiger Cruise is for servicemembers to acquaint their family members with their ship and their shipboard duties.” Maddie Dolan, an artistic teenager from San Diego, is on a mission to convince her father Gary Dolan, a U.S. Navy Commander (O-5) and executive officer of the USS Constellation(CV-64), to throw aside his career and come home, where she believes he belongs.