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Just like me and others have predicted, the Breakaway reviews are way up. The ship has gained 4% more positive in just a few weeks.

The kids are back in school.

NCL tweeked some things

The crew is becoming familiar with things and the routine

 

Just as we predicted it would happen ;)

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Just like me and others have predicted, the Breakaway reviews are way up. The ship has gained 4% more positive in just a few weeks.

The kids are back in school.

NCL tweeked some things

The crew is becoming familiar with things and the routine

 

Just as we predicted it would happen ;)

So you "predicted" that the ship was sailing way over capacity during the summer? The tweaking did little. If it had done much the reviews would have improved in August rather than waiting for the number of passengers to drop in September. This is all about NCL squeezing way too many people on the ship in the summer, profits before quality, and now not being able to over fill the ship. This is not a vindication of the Breakaway, this is just further proof that she desperately needs to have her maximum passenger number limited so that we do not return to the very, very bad reviews she was getting when over crowded.

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The ship has gained 4% more positive in just a few weeks.

The kids are back in school.

NCL tweeked some things

The crew is becoming familiar with things and the routine.

 

I do truly hope that is the overall situation.

 

There is, however, the potential that some recent passengers have chosen to remain a bit silent about their concerns of this new ship, since negative reviews on CC are seldom accepted as being realistic, and that the passenger is the one at fault.

 

I know of one (!) who is still trying to put together the correct words so that a review might be quite honest and balanced . . . while highlighting those select elements that are totally amazing and memorable for all the right reasons . . . yet being completely honest of some situations with onboard crew that simply border on pathetic.

 

We might see that one arrive somewhat soon.

 

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Just like me and others have predicted, the Breakaway reviews are way up. The ship has gained 4% more positive in just a few weeks.

The kids are back in school.

NCL tweeked some things

The crew is becoming familiar with things and the routine

 

Just as we predicted it would happen ;)

I noticed that!!! Just in the boards alone. I need to convince the DH to try a larger ship. He's still apprehensive.

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I know of one (!) who is still trying to put together the correct words so that a review might be quite honest and balanced . . . while highlighting those select elements that are totally amazing and memorable for all the right reasons . . . yet being completely honest of some situations with onboard crew that simply border on pathetic.

 

We might see that one arrive somewhat soon.

 

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I understand that apprehension. CCL/RCI/NCL boards, makes NO difference. Anything negative posted is met with such nastiness.

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Just returned from a great week on the Breakaway !!

Had dinner at all the speciality restaurants (if you want to find something to complain about I'm sure you will) I had a very nice experience in each one.

Great staff everyone so helpful ( everyone look for Janice @ Cagney's the best waitress you can ask for and tell her Katie and Charlie say hello ) Remember its your vacation and its what you make of it.

Rock of ages Fantastic !

Fat Cats had a great time. (Les and the band very entertaining)

Fire and Ice pure energy....

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I do truly hope that is the overall situation.

 

There is, however, the potential that some recent passengers have chosen to remain a bit silent about their concerns of this new ship, since negative reviews on CC are seldom accepted as being realistic, and that the passenger is the one at fault.

 

I know of one (!) who is still trying to put together the correct words so that a review might be quite honest and balanced . . . while highlighting those select elements that are totally amazing and memorable for all the right reasons . . . yet being completely honest of some situations with onboard crew that simply border on pathetic.

 

We might see that one arrive somewhat soon.

 

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Maybe the reviews would be considered more realistic, if they were written and accepted as one person's OPINION of that one person's experience and not as some sort of gospel.

 

Maybe the reviews might ring more true if people could just post their personal opinion of their personal experience without having to justify it to everybody who wants to invalidate it because THEY didn't have the same experience. IOW...just because one meal in Cagney's was bad, doesn't mean that your's was or will be.

 

Maybe the reviews might be more realistic if people could just report what happened without having to worry about their personal opinion of their personal experience having to be "balanced". Why is this quality so important? Is it IMPOSSIBLE that something can't be good or bad, but has to be both for "balance"?

 

 

There should be a way for people to post their personal opinion of their personal cruise experience (sometimes called a review) without it having to be commented on, argued about, and allowing for the haters to attack the reviewer personally. Even if you had a question, it could always simply be asked on the board. You shouldn't have to worry about defending what ONLY YOU experienced in your review. People with a differing experience can write their own reviews.

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Maybe the reviews would be considered more realistic, if they were written and accepted as one person's OPINION of that one person's experience and not as some sort of gospel.

 

Maybe the reviews might ring more true if people could just post their personal opinion of their personal experience without having to justify it to everybody who wants to invalidate it because THEY didn't have the same experience. IOW...just because one meal in Cagney's was bad, doesn't mean that your's was or will be.

 

Maybe the reviews might be more realistic if people could just report what happened without having to worry about their personal opinion of their personal experience having to be "balanced". Why is this quality so important? Is it IMPOSSIBLE that something can't be good or bad, but has to be both for "balance"?

 

 

There should be a way for people to post their personal opinion of their personal cruise experience (sometimes called a review) without it having to be commented on, argued about, and allowing for the haters to attack the reviewer personally. Even if you had a question, it could always simply be asked on the board. You shouldn't have to worry about defending what ONLY YOU experienced in your review. People with a differing experience can write their own reviews.

Just post your review in the Cruise Critic Member Review section and do not post it to this general NCL forum. Very simple. Anyone that posts a review here is literally asking for an argument. That is why I trust the opinions in the Member Review section much more than this forum.

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I don't understand why there is always so much arguing over reviews on these boards. We are discussing cruising not religion or politics. We are all adults and should be able to discuss without belittling eachother.

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Everyone has their own opinion so you can not go by all the reviews. I feel guests that are more unhappy may make their complaints known than the ones who had a great time. You will see lots of food opinions. Since this is a new ship i'm sure it took some time to iron out things and to get in the groove. All I know is that im looking forward to a November sailing.

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AND GET RID OF THE SMOKE DRIFTING FROM THE CASINO.....That is still showing up.... :(

Unfortunately, the bean counters wanted the casino literally "in your face", so it cannot be easily circumnavigated....too bad it wasn't put in some out of the way location like aft end of deck five, so it wouldn't affect those with no interest in 'contributing'

Short of banning smoking in the casino (that won't happen--most gambler's want to smoke), there is no easy cure....:(

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If the Breakaway has the most experienced crew on board, it shouldn't take almost 5 months for the crew to become familiar and have things down packed on a new ship. The fact that the reviews for September are much better than those during the summer months indicates that the crew and the design of the ship cannot handle the maximum capacity. Just about every cruise I had been on had the maximum capacity on board and never did I experience such slow service and overcrowded pool decks like the Breakaway.

 

It's unfortunate because overall I think the Breakaway is a great ship and has so much to offer.

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Unfortunately, the bean counters wanted the casino literally "in your face", so it cannot be easily circumnavigated........:(

 

yes...and it is utterly insane.

Gamblers will go out of their way to get to a casino. Those that do not gamble (I, being one of those) will not drop a cent into the casino no matter how many dang times I have to walk through it (holding my breath)

 

The placement of casinos on ships is a huge pet peeve of mine

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If the Breakaway has the most experienced crew on board, it shouldn't take almost 5 months for the crew to become familiar and have things down packed on a new ship. is a great ship and has so much to offer.

have you ever worked on a ship???? Why do you think it shouldn't take 5 months???

 

My general rule of thumb when taking on a new job is that after 6 months are up, things fall into place and it feels more comfortable....and most of the time it takes a full 6 months to adapt. I imagine it's not different on a ship. The crew are now working with new people, under different management on a ship that resembles in no way, the one they left.

To me, if they get it down in 5 months, they did well :)

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have you ever worked on a ship???? Why do you think it shouldn't take 5 months???

 

My general rule of thumb when taking on a new job is that after 6 months are up, things fall into place and it feels more comfortable....and most of the time it takes a full 6 months to adapt. I imagine it's not different on a ship. The crew are now working with new people, under different management on a ship that resembles in no way, the one they left.

To me, if they get it down in 5 months, they did well :)

It had better not take a cruise ship employee 5 or 6 months to adapt to their job. Most of the employment contracts are not much longer than that!

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It had better not take a cruise ship employee 5 or 6 months to adapt to their job. Most of the employment contracts are not much longer than that!

 

All the more support for the debate of the crew and the challenge of working in a new environment/ship. It is well known in most industries that is takes a person 6 mos. to 1 year to be 100% productive in a new position/job. The basic job is the same but the environment is different.

 

I wish the cruising customers would believe that there is no bad intent. I am sure the crew are doing the best they can when they may not have been given enough time to learn the ropes. :)

 

It is apparent on these boards that everyone has a bad day once in a while..........;)

 

Happy cruising all!!!! :D

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