The Excalibur class Cruiser was introduced at the end of the 24th century to be Starfleet's new workhorse. Designed on the classic lines of the Constitution class, the versatile Excalibur can function in a number of roles such as emergency evacuation outpost resupply and squadron leader, due to its large cargo bays, powerful warp core and relatively large crew numbers.
The Excalibur and her sister ships become available once the player attains the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Like most Cruiser class ships, the Excalibur, Constitution and Vesper rely upon their high hull ratings and prefer wide weapons arcs due to their sluggish maneuverability compared to the Science Vessels, Light Cruisers and Escorts. However, with their large warp cores, they can provide far more power to their systems than any of these other ships, meaning their shields will recharge more quickly and their weapons will have a shorter cooldown period. Additionally, Cruisers have more Device slots than any other class in its tier.
- Minimum Command Rank: Lieutenant Commander
- Crew: 400
- Weapons: 2 Fore, 2 Aft
- Device Slots: 4
- Bridge Officer Stations: 1 Ensign Tactical; 1 Ensign Engineering; 1 Lieutenant Engineering; 1 Ensign Science
- Console Upgrades: 2 Engineering, 1 Science, 1 Tactical
- Turn Rate: 8
- Impulse Modifier: 0.15