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Best Small Cruise Ships for Dining

2015 Cruisers' Choice for Cruise Critic
The menus are varied enough to suit any taste, portions are certainly adequate and we seldom got through every course. 
Read ellybe's Nieuw Amsterdam Review!
The food was among the best we've had on cruises, especially the specialty restaurants... 
Read mikeb384's Riviera Review!
We loved the open dining arrangements, the non-formal but not shabby dress code in the evening, the quality and selection of the food, and the complimentary drinks were great. 
Read Smaragd Flyer's Azamara Quest Review!

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The best small cruise ships for dining chosen by cruisers. All rankings are based on member review ratings for cruises taken in 2014.
Rating: 4.5
Azamara Quest (Image)
Dining is always open-seating, and there are plenty of tables for two.
Rating: 4.5
Crystal Serenity (Image)
Make reservations online for the alternative restaurants prior to embarkation.
Rating: 4.4
Wind Surf (Image)
Whether guests crave fish, steak, or French cuisine, Wind Surf has it covered.
Rating: 4.4
Azamara Journey (Image)
Discoveries Restaurant features six entrees that change every night.
Rating: 4.4
Seven Seas Navigator (Image)
Rating: 4.4
Regatta (Image)
Main dining room menus change daily and include healthy options from Canyon Ranch spa.
Rating: 4.3
Star Pride (Image)
Variety onboard certainly keeps the palette guessing on Star Pride.
Rating: 4.3
Paul Gauguin (Image)
Indoor or alfresco: However you dine, this is pure vacation bliss.
Rating: 4.3
Pacific Princess (Image)
Exquisite food and fine wine is a staple aboard the Pacific Princess.
Rating: 4.2
Crystal Symphony (Image)
Don't miss the jazz brunch, offered on deck only once per cruise!
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