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Botanical Cruiser
Botanical Cruiser
Race: Colonial
Type: Civilian
FTL: Some models
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Fate: Destroyed Daybreak, Part II Flown into a sun
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Additional Information
Botanical Cruiser in the separate continuity
Botanical Cruiser in the primary continuity

Botanical Cruisers are ships with domes that may serve as space-borne vacation ships, or are used as greenhouses for specialty food or plant-matter production.

At least two Botanical Cruisers escape the initial Cylon attack on the Colonies.

New President Laura Roslin visits this ship while gathering a caravan from surviving civilian ships surrounding the colony of Caprica. A young girl named Cami and her grandmother are on this Botanical Cruiser with many other survivors.

However, the particular ship that Roslin visits lacks an FTL drive, and the light-speed-enabled part of President Roslin's caravan of refugee ships are forced to leave that Botanical Cruiser and many other sublight ships behind when Cylon Raiders discover the fleet of ships. This ship and others without FTL drives are presumed destroyed by the Cylons (Miniseries).

At least one other Cruiser exists in the Fleet. It is successfully escorted to the algae planet through a dangerous star cluster, although it appears the biota did not fare so well in the presence of so much ionizing radiation (The Passage).


  • The Botanical Cruiser was an homage to the Agro Ships from the original Battlestar Galactica, which themselves were re-used models from the botanical spacecraft from the movie Silent Running, a Universal/MCA movie that special effects guru John Dykstra worked on a few years prior to the Original Series.

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