I always see the Centaur-Class as a smaller "version" of the Excelsior-Class, similar to the Constitution/Miranda.
It was good to see the ship in action, though a pity it never appeared in any of the big fleet shots afterwards.
Commander Austin Harris, First Officer, Deep Space Nine (by FltCpt. Bossco)
8.01 - Darkest Before Dawn
(Chapter 8 added, 12/09/2015)