Didn't he have a birthday last year too??? Gee Penny he has it awful good!!!! It's a great gift!!! My No.1 and I did it for each other many times over - She was a cruiser from the get-go (And I never needed to be convinced to set sail -anytime and anyplace - so long as I could take leave)!
Just the Ice Bar alone on the Epic will be worth the cost of the cruise (Only 14 Ice Bars in the World!) and NCL prices are actually quite good right now!!