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Faction Starfleet.png Training Cruise
Training Cruise.png
Preceded by:
“Graduation Day”
Followed by:
“Field Promotions”
Story Arc:
November 12, 2013
You will receive the following reward:

In Training Cruise, a routine trip to Vulcan is interrupted by the return of one of Starfleet's greatest adversaries.


Arriving onboard with Elisa Floresand the other cadets, the player is told that Captain Taggart wants them on the bridge. As first officer, the player is given the task to take the ship out of spacedock and onto their destination. En route, the ship receives an automated distress call from the S.S. Break Even, and the ship takes a detour to assist. While investigating the distress call, they are ambushed and boarded by a Borg Sphere. The Borg are eventually repelled, but at the cost of Captain Taggart, who is abducted by the Borg.


Mission Text[]

Aboard the U.S.S. <shipname> you encounter an atypical scenario during your Training Cruise.


Serve and defend on the U.S.S. <ship name>.


The U.S.S. Vesta departing Earth Space Dock while the player and Flores make their way to their own starship.

  • Talk to Elisa Flores
  • Talk to the Duty Officer in the Shuttlebay
  • Enter the Turbolift
  • Go to the Bridge
  • Talk to Captain Taggart
  • Release Tractor Moorings
  • Speak with Captain Taggart
  • Sit in the First Officer's Chair
  • Discuss the Situation with the Captain
  • Speak With Captain Taggart
  • Take Turbolift to Transporter Deck
  • Get New Orders from Captain
  • Unlock the Armory
  • Open the Weapon Locker
  • Get a Rifle from the Locker
  • Equip Your Rifle
  • Swap Weapons
  • Answer Hail From Captain
  • Secure the Hall
  • Join the Security Cadets
  • Borg Marauders
    • Repel Borg Boarders (0%)
    • Pick Up Item
  • Go to the Transporter Room
  • Secure the Transporter Room
    • Defeat Borg Drones
  • Treat the Transporter Cadet
  • Talk to Transporter Cadet
  • Beam to Engineering
  • Defeat Borg Boarders
  • Speak with Zarva
  • Prepare Coolant Release
  • Talk to Zarva
  • Return to the Turbolift
  • Head to the Bridge
  • Defeat the Borg Boarders
  • Tend to the Wounded Bridge Crew (0/2)
  • Incoming Hail
  • Sit in the Captain's Chair







There are no accolades specific to this mission.


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  • Training Cruise is the second mission of the revamped Federation tutorial, released with Season Eight: The Sphere in 2013. It received further enhancements in 2022, with Season Twenty-six: Stormfall. These changes include but may not be limited to:
    • Map improvements to improve its visual fidelity, incorporating 2410 Federation interiors as first used in Season Twenty-four: Reflections.
    • Removal of Klingon ambush storyline, resulting in the deletion of Captain Kadek of the I.K.S. Chot. Instead, the tutorial is entirely Borg-focused.
    • Upon arriving on the transporter deck, a portion of the corridor is already destroyed and sealed off. The original situation and associated cutscene, where a Klingon officer is exposed to the vacuum of space, has been removed.
    • After healing Cadet R'raak, the player now requests a site-to-site transport directly to Engineering in order to stop the Borg advance.
    • Removal of all career-specific dialogue and objectives. These objectives originally took players to different parts of the ship, but now they are routed only to Engineering, allowing for an early introduction of Zarva to the player during a tense situation. These objectives include:
      • Breach the Door [TAC/ENG]
      • Override the Door [SCI]
      • [Tactical] Boost Ship's Weapon System (0/3) in the Torpedo Bay
      • [Engineering] Reinforce Structural Integrity Field (0/3) in Engineering
      • [Science] Reinforce Weakened Shields (0/3) in the Science Lab
    • With the removal of Kadek and his ruse, Captain Taggart does not die. Instead, he is abducted by the Borg, who escape on the attacking Borg Sphere.
    • Improved cutscenes and streamlined mission flow.
  • As part of the tutorial, this mission is acquired automatically and cannot be dropped or skipped. On completion, the following mission “Field Promotions” will automatically start.
  • Upon completion of the mission [Elisa Flores] joins the player's crew as a bridge officer.
  • During the mission the player gets a [Phaser Sniper Rifle Mk I] as additional reward.
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Tutorial DSC Starfleet only “Graduation Day”“Routine Maneuvers”“Trial by Fire”“The Shadow Knows”“Children of War”“Reporting In”
TOS Starfleet only “I Sing of Arms”“Search and Rescue”“Bull by the Horns”“Dislodging Klingons”“The Taurean Affair”“Earthward Bound”
25th century Starfleet only “Graduation Day”“Training Cruise”“Field Promotions”“Communication Breakdown”“Assimilation of the Innocent”
Agents of Yesterday TOS Starfleet only “Explore Earth Spacedock”“In the Shadow of Cestus”“Painful Omens”“Return to Babel”“Tangled Webs”“The Battle of Caleb IV”
Klingon War “Welcome to Earth Spacedock”“Diplomatic Orders”“Stranded In Space”“Researcher Rescue”“Secret Orders”“The Doomsday Device”“The Galaxy at Large”
Romulan Mystery “Heading Out”“Empress Sela”“Desperate Measures”“Shadow Play”“Taris”
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Empire “Duties of Command”“The Hunt is On”“Space Chase”“Manhunt”“Friend or Foe”
Warzone “Bringing Down the House”“The House Always Wins”
Vigilance “Mars, the Bringer of War”“Alpha”
Fek'Ihri Return “Blood of the Empire”“Destiny”“Afterlife”
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Tutorial “A Day on the Farm”“A Day in the Sun”“Virinat, Invaded”“Flight from Virinat”
From the Ashes “Explore the Flotilla”“The Helix”“Crossroads at Crateris”“Gasko Blues”“The Search for New Romulus”“Turning Point”“Neutral No More”
Allies “The Price of Neutrality”“Memory Lane”“Bigger Picture”“Smash and Grab”“Tradecraft”
In Shadows “An Inside Job”“Enemy Action”“Sleepers”“Cloak and Dagger”“Revelation”“Mind Game”
Wasteland “Secrets of Nimbus”“The Lost City of Paradise”“Blind Men Tell All Tales”“The Undying”“A Fistful of Gorn”“Installation 18”
Vengeance “Voice of the Voiceless”“Abducted”“Small Packages”“Last Stand”“The Best Defense”“Turnabout”“Devil's Choice”
Freedom “Toward Freedom”
Faction Dominion.png Dominion-only
Engineered for War “Hunt”“Ceremony”“Turn the Tide”
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Cloaked Intentions “The Vault”“Mine Enemy”“Frozen”“Coliseum”“Cutting the Cord”“Darkness Before the Dawn”
Cardassian Struggle “Lost and Found”“Spoils of War”“Jabberwocky”“The Factory”“The New Link”
Borg Advance “Task Force Operations”“Report on Borg Activities”“Where Angels Fear to Tread”“A Gathering Darkness”“Assimilation”“Fluid Dynamics”
New Romulus “New Romulus Aid”“Staging Area”“Hidden Camera”“Warehouse”“Mountain Base”“Secret Shuttle Codes”“Overgrown Caves”“Web Access”“Latest Findings”“The Power Source”“Secrets of the Ancients”
Solanae Dyson Sphere “Sphere of Influence”“Circles within Circles”“Supply Woes”“The Contested Zone”“The Omega Standoff”“Tower Control”“A Step Between Stars”“Fluidic Destruction”“Surface Tension”
Delta Quadrant “Escalation”“Mindscape”“Reunion”“Friends in Unlikely Places”“Revelations”“Enemies in All the Usual Places”“All That Glitters”“The Kobali Front”“Capture the Flag”“The Dragon's Deceit”“Alliances”“Know Your Enemies”“Revolution”“Taking Care of Enemies”“Takedown”“What's Left Behind”“Dust to Dust”
Iconian War “Uneasy Allies”“Blood of Ancients”“Delta Flight”“House Pegh”“Time in a Bottle”“Broken Circle”“Butterfly”“Midnight”
Yesterday's War “Temporal Ambassador”“The Once and Future Agent”“The Core of the Matter”“Vorgon Conclusions”“Terminal Expanse”“Survivor”
Future Proof “Sunrise”“Stormbound”“Time and Tide”“The Temporal Front”“Temporal Reckoning”“Ragnarok”
New Frontiers “Echoes of Light”“Of Signs and Portents”“Mirrors and Smoke”“Brushfire”“Beyond the Nexus”“Melting Pot”“Scylla and Charybdis”“The Renegade's Regret”
Gamma Quadrant “Storm Clouds Gather”“Armistice”“The Search”“Doomed to Repeat”“Quark's Lucky Seven”“Tenebris Torquent”“Home”
Age of Discovery “The Plausibility of the Possible”“Impossibility of Reason”“Secrets”“Downfall”
J'Ula's Discovery “Para Pacem”“Illusion of Communication”“Beneath the Skin”“Sentinels”“Rescue and Search”“Within The Briars”“The Ninth Rule”“Ruins of Doom”“The Measure of Morality (Part 1)”“The Measure of Morality (Part 2)”
Klingon Civil War “The Centre Cannot Hold”“The Khitomer Discord”“Partisans”“Knowledge is Power”“Leap of Faith”“Warriors of the Empire”“A Day Long Remembered”
Terran Gambit “Firewall”“Red Shift”
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Mission available Side Content: The Galaxy at Large
Spectres “Spectres”“Skirmish”“Spin the Wheel”“What Lies Beneath”“Everything Old is New”“Night of the Comet”
Wasteland “Secrets of Nimbus”“The Lost City of Paradise”“Blind Men Tell All Tales”“The Undying”“A Fistful of Gorn”“Installation 18”
(Still part of main episode progression for Romulan Republic players.)
Lost Dominion: The 2800 “Lost Dominion”“Second Wave”“Of Bajor”“Operation Gamma”“Facility 4028”“Boldly They Rode”
Cold War “Cold War (wrapper)”“Cold Call”“Out in the Cold”“Cold Comfort”“Cold Case”“Cold Storage”
Delta Quadrant “Kobali Crisis Act I”“Kobali Crisis Act II”“Kobali Crisis Act III”
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