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They were after my time but I have several friends that had their sons meet them in Hawaii and ride the ship back.
The poster above must be Air Force.
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They were after my time but I have several friends that had their sons meet them in Hawaii and ride the ship back.
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My step dad has first dibs on it, I'm 2nd in line for it since I have the time and money to do it. I was thinking of doing first class to Hawaii, double the money for the flight but I wouldn't be elbow to elbow. I got a bad back too, so I need the extra room.
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We had one where they allowed male dependents/relatives (8+ years old) to ride the submarine I was on from Charleston, S.C. to Fort Lauderdale, FL over three days.

I stood watch for 48 of the 72 hours for friends who had relatives aboard and they trade me liberty time in Fort Lauderdale.
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If you have a bad back then I would stay away unless you riding a big deck.
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If you have a bad back then I would stay away unless you riding a big deck.
It's not that bad, it's sitting for long periods which causes low back pains.

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Back in the early 80's I went on a Tiger Cruise on the USS Ranger from Hawaii to San Diego.
It's an experience you will not forget, if you have the chance do it.

I got to sit in the cockpit of an F14 Tomcat, always one of my favorite fighters since my dad work on the design team.
I also got yelled at for asking 'What does this red button do?'
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^ lol, I'll find out what type of ship he's on.

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Bunch ships named in the email, not sure which one he's on. What's 13th MEU?

Maybe the USS boxer.


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They were after my time but I have several friends that had their sons meet them in Hawaii and ride the ship back.
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He's army. Don't put that evil on the airforce lmao
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If you have never been on a ship it's cool. The cruise are more for kids/teens, they thrown ice socials n movie night. If you're an adult it get old really quick. Maybe if you're luck they will have events planned where they do live fire exercises and sea, land exercises.

When I went on old school LSD ship they shot 16" cannon, cweez and the rest of big boy toys. Watched lcacs and other ship enter a leave the hull of the ship.

Was worth it in my eyes but I didn't pay for it my dad the chief did
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I sponsored both of my parents and my best friend on 3 different ships - all 3 said they would to it again if the had the opportunity. The bigger the ship, the more to see and do, but my Mom had a blast on the Destroyer.
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If you have never been on a ship it's cool. The cruise are more for kids/teens, they thrown ice socials n movie night. If you're an adult it get old really quick. Maybe if you're luck they will have events planned where they do live fire exercises and sea, land exercises.

When I went on old school LSD ship they shot 16" cannon, cweez and the rest of big boy toys. Watched lcacs and other ship enter a leave the hull of the ship.

Was worth it in my eyes but I didn't pay for it my dad the chief did
I got plenty of Audible books if I get bored. Biggest boat I ever been on was a 80 foot fishing boat we charter out once a year.

I'm only 10 years old then him, he'll have his 21th while still out there.

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Bunch ships named in the email, not sure which one he's on. What's 13th MEU?

Maybe the USS boxer.


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Bigger ships definitely have more to see. Smaller ships you get a more detailed look at how everything operates.

Hawaii to SD is about a 4 day transit

It may be boring to some, but makes you appreciate the crew that lives there anywhere from 6-9 months straight
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I did it when my son came back from Iraq on the Nimitz. I'm glad I did it.
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I lived on Amphib Assault ship for 5 months, so I'm good. Best thing about ship life was the liberty ports. I think kids would be very bored after 3-4 days for sure. I'm taking my boys scout pack to the USS Midway and staying overnight on it in April. That's about as long as I want to stay on one.
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I don't have the email direct from emarine. few questions came up from some said requirements.

1. I was told i have to be in Hawaii up to 2 days. Is there a base hotel that gives family members discounts like they did in SD for graduation?

2. when we get to SD, where can i stay? same place as the graduation?
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There is a military hotel in Waikiki cakes the hale koa (sp)?. Your Marine can book you a room there. As far as when you get back you will want a room in oceanside and you will have to stay out in town more than likely as the base hotels are meant for transient marines. The other option is the del mar beach cottages which are really nice, cheap, and easy to get this time of year. He could also book that for you and it is literally walking distance to the office building if he is in the command element. I am with the 11th MEU and work directly upstairs from them. I know a thing or two about how these work so if you have any more questions just let me know.

Edit: here's the links for the hotels and the Mai tai's at the hale koa are amazing!

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Do it! I met the John C. Stennis CVN-74@ Pearl Harbor when my son was a AO2 in 2004. I was standing on the Missouri when they came in "rails manned" what a sight!! BBQs, (steel beach party) airshows, (with bombs) tours of almost all spaces ,except the Nuclear Dept. I even got to steer the ship on the bridge tour!! We were aboard on Halloween ..crazy.. Cigar party in the hanger bay..The greatest experience ever!!
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Being in the Navy, I had vowed to never subject loved ones to the aspects of shipboard life, however against my wishes a few of my family had gone on them. Unfortunately the Ticondergoa class is not the smoothest riding in rough seas, and that stretch between San Diego and Hawaii usually seems to be pretty choppy.
They did however enjoy themselves, and it could be a bit more enjoyable on a big deck.
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Being in the Navy, I had vowed to never subject loved ones to the aspects of shipboard life, however against my wishes a few of my family had gone on them. Unfortunately the Ticondergoa class is not the smoothest riding in rough seas, and that stretch between San Diego and Hawaii usually seems to be pretty choppy.
They did however enjoy themselves, and it could be a bit more enjoyable on a big deck.
We recently did the trip from SD to Hawaii and back. It was pretty rough, we were getting 50 ft waves and 65+ ft swells. Not smooth at all on a Ticonderoga class cruiser, especially manning the .50s on the focsle.
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We recently did the trip from SD to Hawaii and back. It was pretty rough, we were getting 50 ft waves and 65+ ft swells. Not smooth at all on a Ticonderoga class cruiser, especially manning the .50s on the focsle.
50ft waves are impossible. 5.0 ft waves? Sea state of 5? 50 ft waves are the computer graphics imaging in The Perfect Storm... Trust me, that old cruiser wouldn't survive a 50' wave. 20' starts causing problems on most CRUDES ships.
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Did the last "Tiger Cruise" on the Midway in '92. I was quartered in one of the JO bunkrooms on the 01 level just forward of the Hanger bays across from CIC. CVW 5 had just swapped out so most of the airwing bunks were vacant. I had most of my meals in the "Dirty Shirt" wardroom and had a grand tour of the ship while aboard including the MARDET spaces on the 3rd or 4th deck
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50ft waves are impossible. 5.0 ft waves? Sea state of 5? 50 ft waves are the computer graphics imaging in The Perfect Storm... Trust me, that old cruiser wouldn't survive a 50' wave. 20' starts causing problems on most CRUDES ships.
Um....Ok?
And you've been out at sea....how many times?
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We recently did the trip from SD to Hawaii and back. It was pretty rough, we were getting 50 ft waves and 65+ ft swells. Not smooth at all on a Ticonderoga class cruiser, especially manning the .50s on the focsle.
^ I'm not one to say much but in that rare sea state, topside would be secured to all hands to include the smoke deck which would be moved to the STBD Break with doors closed. No one would be able to mann a .50cal thats why Cruisers have MK45 Fore & Aft. Unless your Charlie Oscar is just Jacked up and didn't care.

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Do it! I met the John C. Stennis CVN-74@ Pearl Harbor when my son was a AO2 in 2004. I was standing on the Missouri when they came in "rails manned" what a sight!! BBQs, (steel beach party) airshows, (with bombs) tours of almost all spaces ,except the Nuclear Dept. I even got to steer the ship on the bridge tour!! We were aboard on Halloween ..crazy.. Cigar party in the hanger bay..The greatest experience ever!!
Lol.... I was on that same cruise... My niece was on the Stennis also..

One exiting moment i remember was during an airshow, one of the fighter planes didn't get 'gear up' confirmation on it's front landing gear after launching. They were going to let the pilot belly flop the plane on the flight deck to avoid ejecting. All went well, and it landed normally. But they herded all of us Tigers into a hanger bay, closed the doors and put the ship on a 'prepare for crash landing' mode.....!!! Lot of things to do if you want... Even had a talent show..!!!

If you get the chance, do it..!!!!

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Its something that should be passed up.
That being said, bring a couple books. The first couple days were a lot of fun with activities, tours etc. After that it was sheer boredom for my dad.
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My son is a third-year at Annapolis. I'm hoping he can set us up with a Tiger Cruise when he gets out with the fleet.
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^ I'm not one to say much but in that rare sea state, topside would be secured to all hands to include the smoke deck which would be moved to the STBD Break with doors closed. No one would be able to mann a .50cal thats why Cruisers have MK45 Fore & Aft. Unless your Charlie Oscar is just Jacked up and didn't care.

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The Cruises are awesome! Our CO loved showing how our tax $$ were being spent and really went out of his way to make it a fun ride.

Lots of ladder climbing, food is so-so and prolly some freshly burned gun powder. The twin screwed Tyco is one of the best rides out there. The Battle Group usually puts on a a kick butt air show, at sea you are not confined by flight constrictions.

From Pearl to San Diego can be a bit boring - you have time to reflect what your Sailor has gone through and get a chance to be amazed how much water there is out there and how vast distance is... something you won't learn driving around the States.
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Tiger Cruises are a really great experience. My parents did one. Only catch is the paperwork (especially medical paperwork) is a royal pain in the ***. They often times make you fill out a ton of it and claim they have enough and last minute demand you do more and more things to finalize everything.
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50ft waves are impossible. 5.0 ft waves? Sea state of 5? 50 ft waves are the computer graphics imaging in The Perfect Storm... Trust me, that old cruiser wouldn't survive a 50' wave. 20' starts causing problems on most CRUDES ships.
There are 50 foot waves that break in Maui that people surf.

There are 50 foot waves in storms in the middle of the ocean, I promise you. I spent time on a ship while deployed on a MEU and the waves get massive in hurricanes.
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Had a friend who went on a "tiger cruise" on a carrier his cousin was stationed on. Over twenty years later, he still talks about what a great experience it was.
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Demanding that LEOs be held to a high standard of professional conduct is a show of respect for the LE profession. Let's all be respectful.
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Old 10-13-2014, 5:50 AM
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You have no where to go, the bathrooms are so bad they're embarrassing, it's either going to be really hot or super cold, food is the best of 4th grade lunch in the cafeteria, you WILL be in everyone's way and make every sailor's life more difficult, never ever shower without shoes.

If you like that stuff... do it.

I've seen 35 foot waves crashing up in to our hangar bay (CVN76), and those were MASSIVE. I'm about 90% sure a 50ft wave would cause a pretty significant amount of damage.
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