We decided to take in a cruise that also allowed for a few days in Iceland and with this in mind we traveled to Reykjavik a few days beforehand. Given the weather however this was with hindsight not the best decision!
It was raining and windy and not an auspicious start when we embarked the Star Legend which was berthed essentially right near the heart of Reykjavik and we were able to walk to the ship from our hotel quite easily. The welcome from the staff and the cabin steward was warm and friendly and the cabin on inspection was just superb. A bath in the bathroom - which even on the large cruise ships is a luxury reserved for only the highest end cabins - and good quality bath products. There was a wonderful sitting area with sofa and two chairs for those lazy days at sea gazing out at the ocean and a large and comfortable bed.
The weather cleared in time for the sail-away and on deck the wonderful Vangelis composition 'Conquest of Paradise' played as we slipped out of the harbor. It was a very special moment.