Actually, we're doing very well. He just doesn't like cruising and I've never pressed the issue. I respect him and his decisions and he respects mine. It doesn't bother him that I go on trips with the kids.
I had worked hard and diligently when organizing that trip, everybody knew except him. Believe me, it took everything I had not to let the cat out of the bag and it worked...kinda. But, before then, I had suprised him with a trip to Niagara Falls back in '03. We went without the kids and had a great time.
At one point, I was the queen of surprise trips, but not anymore.