ebEric, the right agent will listen to what you want for your vacation and will then try to make it happen. My wife and I were on the Jewel in December and it is a beautiful ship. We had one sea day and we stopped at 5 different ports. If you want more port days than sea days then you picked the right itinerary. As far as onboard credit and perks you cruise specialist will be able to tell you if there are any available to you. Most of all, enjoy your cruise.