A passenger liner from a more civilized age, the Mbaye-Gogol 440 "Starliner" was built to travel between the systems of the Domain in speed and comfort. The Starliner features private first-class cabins, two classes of food service, a zero-G theatre, and even a small landing/launch bay for exclusive use by executive-class passengers. (Being a civilian ship there are, of course, no facilities for fighter repair and rearmament).
The Starliner is equipped with a forward shield to ensure passenger safety and protect the hull from routine abrasion. Refitted for the current realities of the Sector, this ship class is routinely equipped with all-band anti-missile flare launchers as well as a number of gun turrets; this serves not only to evoke a sense of adventure, but discourage casual piracy while justifying a "munitions surcharge" on each ticket sale.
The Starliner is a Midline, civilian Cruiser primarily used to transport Crew and Marines.
A Starliner is unsuitable for combat and lacks support function for ground assaults, but is the largest dedicated transport available that does not actively use its crew for other purposes, making it suitable for establishing colonies or destabilizing the economy in the sector.