I can understand your husbands concerns but to be honest with you, americans are alot more friendly and it's nice not to be surrounded by Brits.
We found sailing with Americans on American ships better than the British ones - no snobbery whatsoever, most are very friendly and keen to know about 'our' way of life and traditions. Have done cruises on British ships and do sometimes find that there are occasions when our fellow Brits can be quite pompous and overbearing - of course everyone to their own opinion - we have met friendly people from all over the world on both American and British ships. I think it's the luck of the draw whichever and would say go along and enjoy putting it all down to experience. NOBODY HAS EVER RUINED THE CRUISES WE'VE ENJOYED.
It is certainly not like cruising with the british as far as to say there are good brits to cruise with and some i would like to throw over the side the same goes for the Americans we have just got back from 2 weeks in the Rockies & Alaska one week in a coach and one week onboard diamond princess and i must admit there where more americans than brits but we all got on very well they are facinated with our way of life and a lot more polite than a lot of brits,there again you do not have to mix it's a big ship but i feel you would miss out on some very good evening.
We've done both,would always do American than any other, you'll have a great time.The Americans know how to do it in style,u don't have to eat big! Great to "peoplewatch.
The Americans are a wonderful friendly easy going People,I found them very easy to get on with,when my Wife & i did the Baltic Cruise last year with Royal Carribean. (GO FOR IT YOU WONT REGRET BEING IN THEIR CO.
Americans are the most friendliest, most Courteous of people. Okay they may be a bit loud but do not , book a holiday because you are worried about the majority may be from the USA.
I am English, have lived in the States, now live back in the UK, have gone on a Carribean cruize, since returning to the UK, and only wish whereever you go on holiday you were with such lovely people.
On the contrary don't believe what you see or hear on the TV. I had the same reservations, in the amin they are very nice and mannerly people, in fact far more respectful than a lot of British people.
We cruised on HAL’s Ms Nordam and were two of about only six English on board. We had afternoon tea with two lovely Americas who where thrilled to have tea with two “real English people” I thought that only happened in movies…They were so knowledgable of the ports of call. I was asked if I knew the queen, but that was as a joke, the teller told it at their own expence, which was amusing. We shared a table with a special needs teacher, her university student daughter, a lady insurance underwriter, diamond merchant and his wife, all perfectly normal people and delightful company. There were some pushy New Yorkers who had to sit at the front of everything, but that was delightful to watch and again I thought that this happened “only in the movies” I would cruise with Americans again anytime, lovely bunch of people, like any culture there are always a few that you ignore. I do hope that helps!
We have done two Princess cruises one in the Caribbean and one around the Greek Islands. On both cruises we have found the vast majority of Americans to be excellent cruise companions. We have also noticed a lot of Canadians on the Princes cruises who are also very nice. We still keep in touch via email with a couple from Los Angeles we met on the Golden Princess.
You will have a lot of fun with all on board .I done a back to back around the caribbean and met alsorts of people on board .one of many cruise.