These are the 10 best small cruise ships

These 10 cruise ships ands yachts, each with a passenger capacity of under 1,000, can get to smaller ports inaccessible to larger ships and offer a more social atmosphere where it's easier to get to know your fellow guests.

This 600-passenger ship attracts guests with its inclusive cruise fares that even offer unlimited caviar. The ship also comes outfitted with high- speed internet the only one in the fleet.

10. Seabourn Ovation Seabourn Cruise Line

The ultra-luxury Encore features 300 suites with all the amenities of Seabourm's Odyssey-class ships. New additions include a VIP area on the top deck, a wellness program and two new restaurants.

9. Seabourn Encore - Seabourn Cruise Line

Itineraries are destination focused, but onboard, passengers enjoy an inclusive experience with all-veranda staterooms, plenty of public spaces to spread out, excellent aternative dining options and top-notch service.

8. Viking Sea - Viking Ocean Cruises

Like her popular Viking sister ships, Jupiter features a spacious spa, several dining venues, an intimate jazz lounge, two cinemas, a pool with retractable roof and a sports deck.

7. Viking Jupiter - Viking Ocean Cruises

Guests are greeted with fresh flowers and fruit in their staterooms, as well as amenities like welcome cocktails, a fitness center, nightly port talks and complimentary water sports equipment.

6. Wind Surf- Windstar Cruises

The 332 guests aboard this shipP sail to small South Pacific ports, all while enjoying luxury amenities like spacious suites and staterooms, an onboard water sports marina, three restaurants and a spa.

5. The Gauguin - Paul Gauguin Cruises

Aboard the Viking Star, you'll find a Nordic spa with a "snow grotto," several dining options and onboard extras like free W-Fi and complimentary wine and beer at mealtime.

4. Viking Star - Viking Ocean Cruises

This 100-passenger, all-suite mega yacht offers some of the largest and best appointed accommodations in the Galapagos Islands. Food onboard is curated by a Michelin-starred chef.

3. Celebriy Flora- Celebrity Cruises

The world's largest full-rigged sailing ship carries just 227 guests with luxurious accommodations and modern amenities like three swimming pools, relaxed dining and a marina platform for water sports.

2. Royal Clipper - Star Clippers

The 930-guest Orion offers all- veranda staterooms with amenities like free Wi-Fi, flatscreen TVs and heated bathroom floors. It's the first ship in the fleet to feature a high-tech planetarium in a 26- seat dome theater.

1. Viking Orion - Viking Ocean Cruises