The Hapag Lloyd Cruise “Europa 2” is the highest ranked cruise ship in the small ship category. The Europa 2 scores 1860 points out of a possible 2000. Her sister ship the Europa was just behind, scoring 1852 points. Both these ships rated 5-star plus.
Like everything else, the more you spend, the more you get. All of the Berlitz Guide highest-rated ships are small or boutique ships operated by luxury cruise lines Hapag-Lloyd, Silversea, SeaDream, and Sea Cloud.
Oceania, Crystal, and Viking Cruises had the highest rated mid-sized ships, and Mein Schiff, Cunard, and MSC had the highest rated large resort ships.