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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 Cruise Ships for Service

Paul Gauguin

1 of 5 Best Small Cruise Ships for Service

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"It has an incredibly well trained, cohesive staff who take pride in their service. Anything that you need is not just available- but anticipated."

Member Review: Judith Dymond


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Silver Galapagos

2 of 5 Best Small Cruise Ships for Service

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"Food and drink service was uniformly good, often superior to excellent. Staff get to know you quickly, what you drink and how you like to be treated."

Member Review: jlicharson

Wind Spirit

3 of 5 Best Small Cruise Ships for Service

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"Service on the Wind Spirit was exceptional throughout our cruise."

Member Review: CLCruzer

Silver Cloud Expedition

4 of 5 Best Small Cruise Ships for Service

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"Butler and maid service are outstanding. They are always there but not under your feet."

Member Review: lkwdjohn

Silver Explorer

5 of 5 Best Small Cruise Ships for Service

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"The dining staff and valet service staff were incredible knowing our names from day 1!"

Member Review: Ackeroo


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