We sailed on the Star Princess on Jan 6th -- our cabin was Aloha 333. Every cabin on our ship was booked -- I had a friend that wanted to join us and there was a waiting list.
I had read the threads that discussed this problem and was a little concerned. During the 7 days we noticed the smell about 1/2 dozen times. Once on our balcony but usually in different parts of the ship. However, the smell would go away within a couple of minutes. It did not seem to linger. I'm sure that many people never even noticed it.
This did not change my opinion of the ship. The Star is a beautiful ship and I will say I could not find anything else to complain about -- even if I wanted to. The boat was beautiful and very clean. The food was excellent and always available and the staff was friendly and attentive.
Would I sail on the Star again -- absolutely!! If you are interested, I have posted pictures and my diary on our personal web site at Cruise Pics
I hope I have helped to answer this question that has been haunting the boards. If your husband still wants to back out -- let me know, I can have my bags packed in an hour!!!!!!
Enjoy your cruise -- I know you'll love it.