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Best Small Cruise Ships for Shore Excursions

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Please make sure that you take in the spectacular views of Na Pali Coast! Norwegian makes a special trip so that guest can view the Na Pali Coast line. 
Read Tia2010's Pride of America Review!
Day 10 we docked at Ocho Rios in Jamaica. We took a great excursion to Green Grotto Caves and Dunn's Falls. The Caves are in a National Park and are quite a nice tour. 
Read phishlover's Coral Princess Review!
If you are going to the Galapagos - this is the ONLY way to do it. We saw other boats and forms of accommodation. Nothing even comes close. 
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The best small cruise ships for shore excursions chosen by cruisers. All rankings are based on member review ratings for cruises taken in 2014.
Rating: 4.8
Silver Galapagos (Image)
Passengers will see amazing sites while exploring the Galapagos Islands.
Rating: 4.0
Azamara Quest (Image)
A camel taking rest in Port Said, Egypt. Photographed by Falcon10156.
Rating: 4.0
Paul Gauguin (Image)
View from the Hotel Bora Bora, photographed by Princess-of-Quite-alot.
Rating: 4.0
Seven Seas Navigator (Image)
If poolside lounging isn't your style, then relax on Bermuda's beautiful beaches.
Rating: 3.8
Crystal Serenity (Image)
Explore Tijuca Forest in Rio de Janiero- home to countless wildlife species.
Rating: 3.8
Crystal Symphony (Image)
Painter Rembrandt van Rijn's home in Amsterdam is a must-see attraction.
Rating: 3.8
Azamara Journey (Image)
The Journey transports you to Hong Kong- a city of impressive architecture.
Rating: 3.6
Seven Seas Voyager (Image)
Rating: 3.5
Seven Seas Mariner (Image)
Rating: 3.4
Wind Surf (Image)
Scuba diving and other water sports are popular Wind Surf excursions.
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