Bruce - thank you for the update. As I noted in the other thread it is VERY common to send staff from a working ship to a new ship. That is the reason why some inaugurals go smoothly, and why the Pride of Aloha did not.
Pride of Aloha did not have an opportunity to use existing staff from other ships because they all had to hire an all US crew, and at the time NCL did not have any all US-crewed ships.
I will be on the next cruise of Pride of Aloha - so I will be exiting at the pier on May 22. I would like very much to meet in person if possible. Please email me if you agree.
Also - thank you for the caveat of adding that most people say "We had a great cruise." We don't want to censor negative opinion, but we don't want people to get the impression that is the only opinion out there, either.