Tiger Cruise (television) Disney Channel Original Film, premiered on August 6, 2004. Operation Tiger allows sailors to invite their families to ship out with them for a week to learn what their loved ones do in the military. But in 2001, when teen Maddie Dolan embarks on a weeklong tour with a mission to persuade her father, the ship’s executive officer, to give up his military career and come home, she and other families are trapped aboard when the USS Constellation is mobilized in full combat alert after the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Maddie thus sees firsthand her father’s courage, honor, and commitment to those aboard his ship. Directed by Duwayne Dunham. Stars Bill Pullman (Cmdr. Gary Dolan), Hayden Panettiere (Maddie Dolan), Bianca Collins (Tina Torres), Nathaniel Lee, Jr. (Anthony), Mehcad Brooks (Kenny), Mercedes Colon (Grace Torres), Jansen Panettiere (Joey), Lisa Dean Ryan (Diane Coleman), Ty O’Neal (Danny Horner), Troy Evans (Chuck Horner), Gary Weeks (Lt. Tom Hillman). Filmed aboard the USS John C. Stennis, which was docked in San Diego, and aboard the USS Nimitz at sea.