My cabin was on deck 6, starboard side, and it was a balcony cabin. The room was identical to the Carnival Conquest balcony room as far as the layout and decor. My room provided plenty of space between the 5 pieces of luggage brought on board between my wife and I. The only problem we had with our room was it overlooked a hot tub and rinse off tower which ruined some of the privacy of having a balcony. In other words, instead of walking onto the balcony and looking over and seeing ocean, we would see people hanging out in the hot tub. It wasn't that bad of an issue and the hot tubs closed at 10pm so noise was never an issue. Overall, good room. Read entire member review.
We always take a balcony, but this was our first Spa balcony and it was quite convenient. Carnival has relatively good size for its staterooms, but we have only Celebrity to compare them with. The balcony on Celebrity was larger but their storage was poor. Read entire member review.