We were in 1044 a SPA balcony on the Port side, up very high and near the front of the ship. It was the best part of the cruise with outstanding service from our steward and always very neat and clean. This was our second Carnival SPA balcony cruise and were not let down at all. On long cruises we like this stateroom and do not hesitate to spend the extra money. The poor weather limited our time on the balcony but we still would have taken this location. For some reason, we like the Port side, as it enables us to learn the ship quickly.