best small cruise ships

These 10 cruise ships and yachts, each with a passenger capacity of less than 1,000, can access smaller ports inaccessible to larger ships and provide a more social environment.

This 600-passenger ship wows guests with its all-inclusive cruise fares that also offer unlimited caviar. The ship is also equipped with high-speed internet.

10. Seabourn Ovation - Seabourn Cruise Line

There are 300 suites with all the amenities of Seabourn Odyssey-class ships. New include a VIP area on the top deck, a wellness program and two new restaurants

9. Seabourn Encore - Seabourn Cruise Line

Onboard, passengers enjoy an all-inclusive experience with verandah staterooms, plenty of public space, excellent alternative dining options, and top-notch service.

8. Viking Sea - Viking Ocean Cruises

Jupiter has a spacious spa, several dining venues, an intimate jazz lounge, two cinemas, a pool with retractable roof, and a sports deck.

7. Viking Jupiter - Viking Ocean Cruises

Guests are provided with amenities such as welcome cocktails in their staterooms, a fitness center, nightly port talks, and complimentary water sports equipment.

6. Wind Surf - Windstar Cruises

The 332 guests aboard this ship sail to smaller South Pacific ports, all while enjoying luxury amenities such as spacious suites and staterooms, a spa.

5. The Gauguin - Paul Gauguin Cruises

On Viking Star, which has multiple dining options and onboard extras like free Wi-Fi and complimentary wine and beer at mealtimes.

4. Viking Star - Viking Ocean Cruises

This 100-passenger, full-suite mega yacht offers some of the largest and best-appointed accommodations in the Galapagos Islands.

3. Celebrity Flora - Celebrity Cruises

The world's largest full-rigged sailing ship takes in just 227 guests with luxurious accommodations and three swimming pools, all with comfortably modern amenities.

2. Royal Clipper - Star Clippers

Offers all verandah staterooms with modern amenities. It is the first ship in the fleet to feature a hi-tech planetarium in a 26-seat dome theatre.

1. Viking Orion - Viking Ocean Cruises

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