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Best Small Cruise Ships for Embarkation

2015 Cruisers' Choice for Cruise Critic
Disney is the most organized company in the world. I never had a moment of worry. 
Read RRosenbaum's Disney Fantasy Review!
...Disney's embarkation process was by and far the easiest. We had no wait time at the registration desk and after registering the kids for the kids club, we walk directly on the ship without any line. 
Read da!Man's Disney Magic Review!
I boarded in Auckland with no issues as a solo passenger. There were lines but these moved quickly. 
Read Polodriver's Crystal Symphony Review!

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The best small cruise ships for embarkation chosen by cruisers. All rankings are based on member review ratings for cruises taken in 2014.
Rating: 4.8
Crystal Symphony (Image)
Enjoy your Symphony cruise from the start with smooth embarkation.
Rating: 4.7
Pacific Princess (Image)
Enjoy the opulence of the grand staircase while you board the Pacific Princess.
Rating: 4.5
Seven Seas Voyager (Image)
Rating: 4.5
Nautica (Image)
A red carpet is rolled out onto the dock from the gangway.
Rating: 4.4
Regatta (Image)
A distinctive curved staircase, copied from the Titanic, provides a grand entrance.
Rating: 4.3
Azamara Quest (Image)
Cruise Critic members say: Getting checked in is "quick and easy".
Rating: 4.3
Wind Surf (Image)
Recently renovated, Wind Surf now has more luxury to offer passengers.
Rating: 4.3
Insignia (Image)
With fewer than 650 passengers, check-in is a VIP experience for all.
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