Tiger Cruise is one of the only two DCOMs to bear a Viewer Discretion warning at the beginning of the film. However, it 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 movie was Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior (2006).
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.