You can't go wrong with the Liberty OTS. If I could talk to your husband, I wuold tell him that he has no idea of what a beautifull vacation a cruise can be.
Carnival Liberty New Year's Eve 2007
Liberty of the Seas 5/2008+11/2009
Allure 1/16/ 2011
Independence of the Seas 12/29/2013 Top-notch!