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Best Small Cruise Ships for Embarkation

2015 Cruisers’ Choice for Cruise Critic

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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.
Curious about how the ratings are tallied? See our explanation page.

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