We choose this cruise because of the opportunity to visit Greenland for the first time and return to Iceland which we had seen on an NCL cruise 5 years ago but not on the Star but on the Gem. We were concerned that the ship was much smaller and older then the ships we typically travel but because of the ports we decided to book it.
By the time of our cruise we were aware the last scheduled cruise to Greenland had been cancelled on embarkation day so we were prepared for that route change fortunately our cruise ports did not change on embarkation day and continued as scheduled. However after realizing wind and weather conditions the captain cancelled the tender port in Islaforjadur and Paamiuut (?). One in Iceland and One in Greenland. We received no compensation, no refund of port changes or any additional credits because of the change. Just excursion refunds.
The STAR : since its refub in 2018 and lack of sailings the ship was in excellent condition from bow to stern. To me it appeared to be a brand new ship, exceptionally clean, maintained, decorated in todays typical boutique fashion. Nothing appeared DATED and Abused. Other than size it was excellent. The only drawback was with the conversion of the Spinnaker lounge to guest cabins it did reduce the common seating with views. I did miss that. Since we had several sea days with cold, windy fog there wasnt a lot of time outdoors and the ship began to feel tight but we managed to stay active and busy. I also enjoyed this ship had a wrap around promenade deck that offered great views and walking around the entire ship. Something you cant find on most newer ships.
because of the bad weather staying out for long periods wasnt possible. so we moved the couch (bed) in front of the balcony door and were able to look out the entire cruise. It was a very nice change. Room updated with some wall storage and new t.v. Bathroom was large for us. Room cooled at night very nicely.
Your able to walk and see any of the highlights of the town from port.