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While large ships come with certain advantages (bowling at sea, anyone?), some cruisers prefer the intimacy, personalized service and destination-focused itineraries of a smaller vessel. These 10 cruise ships and yachts, each with a passenger capacity of under 1,000, can get to smaller ports inaccessible to larger ships and offer a more social atmosphere where it’s easier to get to know your fellow guests.
The top 10 winners in the category Best Small Cruise Ship are as follows:
- Viking Orion - Viking Ocean Cruises
- Royal Clipper - Star Clippers
- Celebrity Flora - Celebrity Cruises
- Viking Star - Viking Ocean Cruises
- The Gauguin - Paul Gauguin Cruises
- Wind Surf - Windstar Cruises
- Viking Jupiter - Viking Ocean Cruises
- Viking Sea - Viking Ocean Cruises
- Seabourn Encore - Seabourn Cruise Line
- Seabourn Ovation - Seabourn Cruise Line
A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.
Congratulations to all these winning cruise ships!License the 10Best Readers' Choice Award Logo