Olympian class Cruise Liner

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Olympian class Cruise Liner
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Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Type: RT Liner
Also see Liner
Blueprint No
Cargo 610 Tons
Cost MCr7342.004 (base)
MCr5873.604 (qty)
Crew 156
Officers 32
Enlisted 124
Hardpoints 100
Hull Conical Hull
Jump J-2
Maneuver 4 G
Model Model/4
Origin Distant Fringe
Passengers 600 High/Med 400 Low
QSP Not applicable.
Reference Ade Alagoric Stewart
Size 10000 Tons
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–11
USP RT–K224442–090000–80000-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using Book 5 High Guard

The Cruise Liner is a large passenger starship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Cruise Liner is a large commercial passenger transport commonly encountered along Star Lanes within the Distant Fringe region. It is classified as a Passenger Liner and is constructed as a conventional design. Similar designs have been in use from the time the Distant Fringe was first settled.

  • The vessel is a TL-11 design.

Image Repository[edit]

J2 10000 dT Cruise Liner.jpg
An Olympian class Cruise Liner.

Basic Ship Characteristics[edit]

Following the Imperial Navy and IISS Universal Ship Profile and data, additional information is presented in the format shown here. The small craft factor indicates the number of squadrons (of ten craft) carried on the ship. Tonnage on the universal ship profile is shown in kilotons (thousands of tons) where necessary. [1]

Basic Ship Characteristics [2]
No. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage The Cruise Liner is constructed using a 10,000 dTon hull built in a generally conical configuration. The hull is fully streamlined, giving good atmospheric performance that is further enhanced by its onboard gravitic systems.
2. Crew Total Crew Complement: 156
  • x11 command, x26 engineering, x10 gunnery, and x30 service, of which x11 double up as flight crew for the small craft when required. In addition, the vessel carries x75 stewards and x4 medical staff.

There are 800 Staterooms.

  • 95 Staterooms are given over to crew quarters. The command crew (and any celebrities working aboard the ship) have individual cabins: all other quarters are double occupancy.
  • Up to 600 High Passengers may be carried. The stewards attend to their needs.
  • The remaining 105 staterooms are fitted out as shops and boutiques, entertainment complexes, casinos, spas and gymnasiums, restaurants, cafes, and other similar amenities.

There are 400 Low Berths. The low berths are tended by the vessel's medical staff, assisted by properly trained stewards.

Accessible areas of the hull are fitted with grav plates and inertial compensators and have full life support and environmental systems.

  • There are internal monitoring and security systems throughout the vessel. Sections of the ship can be isolated in the event of an emergency.
  • There are multiple Emergency Lockers.
3. Performance The vessel mounts a DeVoss-type Jump-2 drive, a Maneuver-4 drive, and a Power Plant-4, giving performance of Jump-2, 4-G acceleration, and producing 400 Energy Points. The ship has an agility rating of 3 and an emergency agility of 4. The internal fuel tankage is sufficient for one Jump-2 and gives the power plant 4 weeks duration.
  • The engineering section has a main control room.
    • Ladders, gantries and platforms give access to the machinery.
  • The jump drive utilizes a hull grid.
  • The jump drive is fitted with a jump governor.
4. Electronics Adjacent to the bridge is a Model/4 Computer: the vessel has a backup Model/4 Computer.
5. Hardpoints x100 hardpoints.
  • The listed battery groupings are considered standard for the class. Alternative battery groupings may be designated for specific routes.
  • There are 30 unused hardpoints and 30 dTons are set aside for fire control.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for a Cruise Liner is:

x30 triple Beam Laser turrets, forming three batteries each of 10 linked turrets

7. Defenses The hull is unarmored.

x40 triple Sandcaster turrets, forming four batteries each of 10 linked turrets

The vessel is not fitted with screens or other passive defensive systems.

8. Craft Flight Section

The subcraft are housed in dedicated hangers located at strategic points around the vessel: the hangers can be sealed and have a total volume of 689 dTons.

9. Fuel Treatment The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 2,400 dTons.
10. Cost The basic cost of the vessel is MCr7,342.004
  • If multiple examples of the design are ordered all of the ships in the production run qualify for a 20% discount, which reduces the price per unit to MCr5,873.604.
  • The vessel and its subcraft are standard designs. Detailed architectural plans are widely available and no design fee is chargeable.
11. Construction Time 160 weeks (40 months) as standard.
  • Build times can be reduced by mass production and the efficiencies such processes generate, by increased financing, and by allotting additional yard resources and facilities to the construction contract.
12. Comments Standard cargo capacity amounts to 610 dTons.
  • The cargo hold can be sealed and has independent life support and environmental systems.
  • Sections of the hold may be isolated if desired and can be provided with specialized environmental conditions, typically refrigeration.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The design is representative and a large number of variants exist, particularly with regard to the allotted weapons systems, onboard electronics, and the fit out of internal spaces. Cruise Liners generally follow predetermined routes, often with extended layovers at locations to allow tourism and sightseeing.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Different examples of the design are known by many different names but all have very similar performance characteristics and capabilities.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Merchant VesselLiner:

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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