I am going on the same cruise on the September 4th sailing!
I was on the Victory last year, in May for a 7 day Western Caribbean Cruise from Miami. It really is a beautiful ship.
After returning to NY on the 9th, my wife and I will be sticking around until the 12th, so we can visit Ground Zero for the 5th Anniversary. My wife is from NY and lost some friends on September 11th (she is former NYPD), and this will be here first excusion back to the area.
Talking about a farewell cruise, I just got back on Sunday from a 7 day Mexican Riviera Cruise for my brother's wedding. I have to tell you it took my mind off my upcoming surgery (2 days and counting!) since I was about to climb the walls!
San Diego, CA