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** ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': TheFederation's Galaxy Class vessels (including the Enterprise-D]], are more in line with luxury liners than military vessels. In fact, when [[TheEngineer Scotty]] from [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries the original series]] visits the ''Enterprise''-D, he is stunned at the size of the guest room they put him in. The Ensign assigned to him initially misunderstands and offers to find him something even ''larger''. Mind you, the ''Enterprise''-D is the ''exception,'' rather than the rule, for Starfleet ships. One episode has the captain of a more typical ''Excelsior''-class starship [[LampshadeHanging describe the]] ''[[LampshadeHanging Enterprise]]'' [[LampshadeHanging as "that luxury liner".]] The production designer who designed the original ''Enterprise'''s [[TheBridge bridge]] once complained that the bridge of the ''Enterprise''-D looked more like a Hilton Hotel lobby than a functional starship bridge.

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** ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': TheFederation's Galaxy Class vessels (including the Enterprise-D]], Enterprise-D), are more in line with luxury liners than military vessels. In fact, when [[TheEngineer Scotty]] from [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries the original series]] visits the ''Enterprise''-D, he is stunned at the size of the guest room they put him in. The Ensign assigned to him initially misunderstands and offers to find him something even ''larger''. Mind you, the ''Enterprise''-D is the ''exception,'' rather than the rule, for Starfleet ships. One episode has the captain of a more typical ''Excelsior''-class starship [[LampshadeHanging describe the]] ''[[LampshadeHanging Enterprise]]'' [[LampshadeHanging as "that luxury liner".]] The production designer who designed the original ''Enterprise'''s [[TheBridge bridge]] once complained that the bridge of the ''Enterprise''-D looked more like a Hilton Hotel lobby than a functional starship bridge.


* In ''FanFic/{{Fractured}}'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]'']] [[MassiveMultiplayerCrossover crossover]] and its sequel ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', the Trans-Galactic Republic's starships are viewed as this trope by technologically-inferior Citadel races. Steak? Check. Huge quarters, no hot-bunking? Check. ''Massive, opulent bridge windows that could be blown out in a fight?'' (Except not, due to extremely strong DeflectorShields)? ''Check.''

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* In ''FanFic/{{Fractured}}'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]'']] ''Franchise/MassEffect''[=/=]''Franchise/StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]'']] [[MassiveMultiplayerCrossover crossover]] and its sequel ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', the Trans-Galactic Republic's starships are viewed as this trope by technologically-inferior Citadel races. Steak? Check. Huge quarters, no hot-bunking? Check. ''Massive, opulent bridge windows that could be blown out in a fight?'' (Except not, due to extremely strong DeflectorShields)? ''Check.''


** To clarify, the ships of Jurai are powered by Royal Trees that draws energy from multiple dimensions from their roots, which are direct descendants of Tsunami, one of the goddesses which created the multi-dimensional ''Tenchi Muyo'' universe. Along with obscene amounts of speed and firepower, a Royal Tree can generate a pocket dimension for its crew. Like the [[Series/DoctorWho TARDIS]], a Jurai treeship is MUCH BiggerOnTheInside than it looks on the outside. Essentially, the interior is pretty much as big as the owner wants it to be. A full size luxury resort and hotel, complete with wildlife park? No problem!
*** Outside of a couple of exceptions, they can't beat Ryo-ohki.

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** To clarify, the The ships of Jurai are powered by Royal Trees that draws energy from multiple dimensions from their roots, which are direct descendants of Tsunami, one of the goddesses which created the multi-dimensional ''Tenchi Muyo'' universe. Along with obscene amounts of speed and firepower, a Royal Tree can generate a pocket dimension for its crew. Like the [[Series/DoctorWho TARDIS]], a Jurai treeship is MUCH BiggerOnTheInside than it looks on the outside. Essentially, the interior is pretty much as big as the owner wants it to be. A full size luxury resort and hotel, complete with wildlife park? No problem!
*** Outside of a couple of exceptions, they can't beat Ryo-ohki.
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* The Baltic cruise ferries. They are basically floating five star hotels with car decks. Most people traveling between Russia, Estonia, Finland or Sweden rather opt for the ferries instead of air travel because of the superior comfort, ability to relax onboard and ability to take your own car with you. While they are slower than airplanes, a good evening in the restaurant, night at the night club, pub or casino, shoppings at the tax-free shop and well-slept night in the cabin usually weigh more on the scales than speed of the travel.

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* The Baltic cruise ferries. They are basically floating five star hotels with car decks. Most people traveling between Russia, Estonia, Finland or Sweden rather opt for the ferries instead of air travel because of the superior comfort, ability to relax onboard on board and ability to take your own car with you. While they are slower than airplanes, a good evening in the restaurant, night at the night club, pub or casino, shoppings shopping at the tax-free shop and well-slept night in the cabin usually weigh more on the scales than speed of the travel.travel. Arguably, though, the biggest attractant is that the alcohol on board is much cheaper compared to the heavily-taxed prices in the Nordic countries.


** The TARDIS itself, thanks to being BiggerOnTheInside, surely have the most impressive "ship floor space to number of occupants" ratio of any series ''ever''. There's enough space inside a TARDIS to house ''an entire literal star''! We know for sure it has a library, pool, bedrooms, closet with any clothing you can imagine, and the ship itself is capable of producing basically anything its occupants could ever need. We may only see the control room most of the time, but there's a lot of stuff in there. It's only appropriate for the ships produced at the height of the power of the [[JustForFun/AbusingTheKardashevScaleForFunAndProfit richest, most powerful civilization in the history of the universe]]. That is not a boast. It is simply a description of the real situation. Ironically, the Doctor's TARDIS, a Type 40, is considered a literal antique by his people. We never actually get a look at a truly cutting-edge TARDIS.

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** The TARDIS itself, thanks to being BiggerOnTheInside, surely have has the most impressive "ship floor space to number of occupants" ratio of any series ''ever''. There's enough space inside a TARDIS to house ''an entire literal star''! We know for sure it has a library, pool, bedrooms, closet with any clothing you can imagine, and the ship itself is capable of producing basically anything its occupants could ever need. We may only see the control room most of the time, but there's a lot of stuff in there. It's only appropriate for the ships produced at the height of the power of the [[JustForFun/AbusingTheKardashevScaleForFunAndProfit richest, most powerful civilization in the history of the universe]]. That is not a boast. It is simply a description of the real situation. Ironically, the Doctor's TARDIS, a Type 40, is considered a literal antique by his their people. We never actually get a look at a truly cutting-edge TARDIS.


** The ''Tempest'', the equivalent of the ''Normandy'' from 'VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda'', is smaller than the SR-1 and more compact and efficient in general, though also runs with a considerably smaller crew. It still has an unusually large set of quarters for the Pathfinder, possible even larger than the space allowed for the crew quarters for everyone else to share, but given the Pathfinder's quasi-diplomatic role this may have been intended to allow for private meetings.

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** The ''Tempest'', the equivalent of the ''Normandy'' from 'VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda'', ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda'', is smaller than the SR-1 and slightly more compact and efficient in general, efficient, though also runs with a considerably smaller crew. It still has an unusually large set of quarters for the Pathfinder, possible even larger than the space allowed for the crew quarters for everyone else to share, but given the Pathfinder's quasi-diplomatic role this may have been intended to allow for private meetings.


** The ''Tempest'', the equivalent of the ''Normandy'' from MassEffectAndromeda, is smaller than the SR-1 and more compact and efficient in general, though also runs with a considerably smaller crew. It still has an unusually large set of quarters for the Pathfinder, possible even larger than the space allowed for the crew quarters for everyone else to share, but given the Pathfinder's quasi-diplomatic role this may have been intended to allow for private meetings.

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** The ''Tempest'', the equivalent of the ''Normandy'' from MassEffectAndromeda, 'VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda'', is smaller than the SR-1 and more compact and efficient in general, though also runs with a considerably smaller crew. It still has an unusually large set of quarters for the Pathfinder, possible even larger than the space allowed for the crew quarters for everyone else to share, but given the Pathfinder's quasi-diplomatic role this may have been intended to allow for private meetings.

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** The ''Tempest'', the equivalent of the ''Normandy'' from MassEffectAndromeda, is smaller than the SR-1 and more compact and efficient in general, though also runs with a considerably smaller crew. It still has an unusually large set of quarters for the Pathfinder, possible even larger than the space allowed for the crew quarters for everyone else to share, but given the Pathfinder's quasi-diplomatic role this may have been intended to allow for private meetings.

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* The ''Endless Pantheon'' series, a ''Literature/DresdenFiles''[=/=]''Series/StargateSG1'', justifies the apparent excess of Goa'uld ships. Millennia ago the Goa'uld fought and lost a war against the faerie Courts and many Goa'uld still live in fear of sidhe assassins popping out of the Nevernever. The ornamented walls are in fact massive warding arrays meant to keep faerie attackers from infiltrating the ships.


* ''WesternAnimation/WallE''. The ''Axiom'' is a perfect example of this. Though it is intended for people to live on it as long as needed and taking up all of Earth's remaining resources so you would imagine it should look nice. The ''Axiom'' is specifically the flagship of the line, and all the ships are intended to transport a broad cross section of Earth's population. You can get away with much less pleasant surroundings for a careful selected crew than for just any random million people.

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* ''WesternAnimation/WallE''. The ''Axiom'' is a perfect example of this. Though it is intended for people to live on it as long as needed and taking up all of Earth's remaining resources so you would imagine it should look nice. The ''Axiom'' is specifically the flagship of the line, and all the ships are intended to transport a broad cross section of Earth's population. You can get away with much less pleasant surroundings for a careful selected crew than for just any random million people. The ship being ''too'' luxurious is a big part of the plot; the human passengers are so coddled that they never have a reason to leave their chair.


* Mostly averted in ''Anime/CowboyBebop'': The interiors of nearly every ship we see are extremely cramped and utilitarian, perhaps to go with the UsedFuture look. The Bebop herself is built like a modern submarine, in that there’s a tiny few spacious rooms like the bridge or the living room, but everything else is bland, tight, and often filled with junk.



* Averted in Creator/JohnRingo's ''Literature/IntoTheLookingGlass'' novels: Earth's first starship, the Vorpal Blade, is a converted ''Ohio''-class [[UsefulNotes/SuperiorFirepowerMissileSubmarines ballistic missile submarine]].



* Averted in ''TabletopGame/{{Space 1889}}'' even first class space travellers have fairly limited space.



* Averted by the Split, the {{proud warrior race guy}}s of the ''VideoGame/{{X}}-Universe''. Ancillary materials describe the interior of the Panther as sacrificing basically every non-combat function possible in order to create a [[TheBattlestar pocket carrier]] mounting heavy guns and enough fighters to take on entire fleets by itself in skilled hands. Unofficial reports state that the crew and pilots are bedded in the fighter hangar, or stuffed into the cargo bay in suspended animation.

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* Averted Defied by the Split, the {{proud warrior race guy}}s of the ''VideoGame/{{X}}-Universe''. Ancillary materials describe the interior of the Panther as sacrificing basically every non-combat function possible in order to create a [[TheBattlestar pocket carrier]] mounting heavy guns and enough fighters to take on entire fleets by itself in skilled hands. Unofficial reports state that the crew and pilots are bedded in the fighter hangar, or stuffed into the cargo bay in suspended animation.


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* ''Literature/WellMrAmbassador''... has The Captain complaining to the titular diplomat that the diamond chandelier is ''nearly twenty years old''. In his quarters. On an interstellar battleship.

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* ''Literature/WellMrAmbassador''...''DarthWiki/WellMrAmbassador''... has The Captain complaining to the titular diplomat that the diamond chandelier is ''nearly twenty years old''. In his quarters. On an interstellar battleship.


** In the same vein, the World War II Japanese battleship ''Yamato''. See the ''SpaceBattleshipYamato'' entry in Anime for more info.

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** In the same vein, the World War II Japanese battleship ''Yamato''. See the ''SpaceBattleshipYamato'' entry in Anime on this page for more info.

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* In ''[[Literature/TheHanSoloTrilogy Rebel Dawn]]'' the ''Queen of Empire,'' a two-kilometer long cruise ship, is the epitome of luxury. It gets raided by raided by pirates.

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