Tiger Cruise is one of the only three Disney Channel original movies to bear a viewer discretion warning at the beginning of the film. The discretion encourages family viewing so that the family watching it could talk about the movie and the events of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The other such movies were Don't Look Under the Bed (1999), which beared a discretion for scary images, and Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior (2006), which beared one for violence.

After the scene where everyone is in the bakery and banging on pots, it took three months of thorough cleaning to finally get the space back up to Naval Health Standards.

Tiger Cruise is one of the few Disney Channel original movies to have a TV-PG rating. This was given due to containing references to the events of September 11, 2001.

This is, according to Disney Channel, the 54th Disney Channel Original movie.

USS Constellation was, as depicted, actually returning from her 2001 Western Pacific deployment with "tigers" onboard when the terrorist attacks on the USA of 11 September 2001 occurred. The airpower show, however, was cancelled as they were scheduled to happen on the day of the attacks.

Like most other Disney Channel Original Movies before High School Musical (2006), this one never made it to video.

Hayden Panettiere (Maddie) and Jansen Panettiere (Joey) are siblings in real life.