We traveled on the Star to Bermuda on the September 23rd sailing. This was the 9th cruise I have taken with NCL, and my 17th cruise overall.
Embarkation: We arrived at the pier at about 11:30 am and were able to check in right away via priority embarkation (we are Latitudes Platinum and booked a suite). Once our paperwork was complete, we were escorted to the VIP lounge where we met our Concierge Monica. We boarded the ship and were seated in Cagney's for lunch by 12:00 pm!! By 12:30 pm, we heard an announcement that our cabin was ready! This, by far, was the quickest our cabin has EVER been ready!!
Cabin: We booked a Family Suite on Deck 12- cabin 12020. The room was huge with plenty of closet space and drawers. We actually think the cabin could accommodate 6 people (2 in the beds, 2 on the fold out couch, and 2 in the Murphy bed). The room had no balcony but did have floor to ceiling windows. The bathroom had a separate stall shower, a full tub, and two sinks. This ship received the same update as the Dawn (they relocated the Spinnaker lounge and turned the space into suites). The cabin was located on the same deck as the pool (very wonderful and convenient location). The only MINOR complaint (same on the Dawn) was that there was a little bit of foot traffic noise from Deck 13 overhead. It was by no means obtrusive, just noticeable. The primary benefit of this cabin (other than how spectacularly spacious it was) was that we had the most wonderful and attentive butler, Orlando. He could not have been more accommodating. Another perk was the privilege of eating in Cagney's (the restaurant) for both breakfast and lunch: no fighting the crazy noisiness of the buffet or the hustle and bustle of the main dining rooms.
Huge room, plenty of closet and drawer space. Only drawback was no balcony but LOVED the size of the room overall. Slightly noisy overhead from deck 13 foot traffic, but would not prevent me from booking the room again!