Tiger Cruise

A "Tiger" is a friend or relative, over 9 years old, who joins a ship on its final leg of a deployment.

When I was on active duty in the Pacific Fleet, ships returning from WestPac could pick up Tigers in Pearl Harbor where they would join the ship for the final leg to CONUS

During the trip, Tigers would visit various departments, tour working spaces and participate in Damage Control, Gunnery and other demonstrations and exercises.  Many Tigers would even take their hand at standing watches with their sponsor.

It is a fun way for sailors to share their "Navy life" with their friends and family.