The Federation Starfleet Heavy Cruiser (comprised of the Cheyenne, Stargazer and Dakota classes), are large multi-purpose starships, and are the few Starfleet ships that utilize more than two warp engine nacelles.
Players will be able to choose a Cruiser once they achieve the rank of Commander 1. The Cheyenne, Stargazer and Dakota rely upon their high hull ratings and prefer wide weapons arcs due to their sluggish manoeuvrability compared to the Research Vessels and Heavy 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. With there far more powerful systems and weapon arcs, they can produce quite a punch to enemy ships. Additionally, Cruisers have Device slots than any other class in its tier.
- Minimum Rank: Commander 1
- Crew: 500
- Weapons: 3 Fore, 3 Aft
- Device Slots: 4
- Bridge Officer Stations: 1 Lieutenant Tactical; 1 Ensign Engineering; 1 Lieutenant Commander Engineering; 1 Lieutenant Science
- Console Upgrades: 1 Tactical, 1 Science, 3 Engineering
- Turn Rate: 8
- Impulse Modifier: 0.15