2019 Cruisers’ Choice Awards
Get to know the best cruise ships in a variety of categories, based on member review ratings for cruises taken in the last year.

Best Small Cruises Overall

Silver Galapagos
1 of 5 Best Small Cruises Overall
Photo by Cruise Critic member lblangton
Silversea is a class act! From the time we arrived in Quito to our departure from Guayaquil, everything was first class. They took care of all of the details with great attention and friendliness.
Paul Gauguin
2 of 5 Best Small Cruises Overall
Photo by Cruise Critic member Lrorogers
Our experience on Paul Gauguin met, and actually exceeded, every expectation we had of our cruise…EVERYTHING was simply done exceptionally well. Every little detail was managed expertly by the cruise staff...and always with a smile. We would not change a thing about our Paul Gauguin experience, except perhaps to make the cruise longer!
Wind Spirit
3 of 5 Best Small Cruises Overall
Photo by Cruise Critic member Setep
The service was great, the yacht was amazing and the itinerary was perfect. All in all, we loved this cruise and are so glad we did it!
L'Austral
4 of 5 Best Small Cruises Overall
Photo by Cruise Critic member skier69
The L'Austral is a superb cruise ship and Ponant a first-class company. Food, service, cabin -- all top quality. Congratulations to Ponant, the ship's crew and the expedition team for making this one of the top adventures of my life.
Wind Surf
5 of 5 Best Small Cruises Overall
Photo by Cruise Critic member argentinizado
Without any debate this was the best cruise-boat/crew we have ever been a part of … All in all, one of the best two weeks we have ever spent!

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