Cloud 9 is a massive, FTL-capable luxury liner within the Alliance Fleet. Extensively damaged during the Great Battle of Endor, it had to be evacuated while repairs were made. Following the repairs, it is returned to full service within the Fleet, and provides a venue for the first sitting of the interim Quorum of Twelve convened by Earth Alliance leader, John Sheridan and Alderaanian Senator, Bail Organa. The ship is unique in that as well as traditional living and working space on board, Cloud 9 incorporates a huge pressurized dome, that provides a realistic simulation of a planetary surface, including gardens, buildings, trees, and even an artificial holographic sky. Not only does the dome make this ship more luxurious, but the comfortable hotel rooms, as well as the enjoyable lounges and bars, make this ship popular and well-known to the people.