I got mine a few months ago in the UK
You really do need to read through the rules to get to grips with it as the information is hidden here and there.
The Voyage phase in particular seemed to be a bit of a mess, but after a game or two we got the hang of it
The port phase is pretty dull, I'd suggest looking at the variant I made on here, as it livens things up a bit.
Hope you have fun reshaping the models and then playing the game!