Provided in review, but repeated here.
We were on deck 7, aft balcony, 7465. I had obsessively researched cabins, locations, etc. This cabin was larger as previously reported. There was more than enough storage even with a little over packing?. There was storage under the couch we did not need or use. Balcony was extended with a slight covering … not much. Going south we had lots of sun in the afternoon/evening; going north, lots of great shade in the afternoon evening. Be aware that because we are at the back of the ship, soot regularly appeared on the balcony. The room stewards swept/mopped the deck and wiped the chairs every morning and evening. If you go out on the balcony in between cleanings, just be sure to wipe off the chairs and wear shoes. Also, the decking gets VERY hot. The balcony was wonderful. We sat out there many, many hours and there were several nights I thought I could sleep out there it was so comfortable. There is a window seat inside the cabin that is great for drying clothes/bathing suits and storing items like binoculars. As mentioned before, be careful leaving clothes out to dry on the balcony due to the possibility of soot and Carnival asks passengers not to put clothes on the balcony due to safety reasons. I am guessing it is because of the risk of someone flicking a cigarette on your balcony and catching your towel or clothes on fire.
Room stewards: Susila ("Sushi") and Michael (We called him "Sushimi" before we knew his name). Michael was rotating off for his 2 month vacation at the end of the cruise. Both were outstanding and very accommodating. We tipped Susila the first day (as we typically do), and then slipped Michael the same later in the week. We also always bring a collapsible cooler (approximately 12" by 12"). The room stewards kept the cooler filled with ice. The room had a little creaking going on even in very calm waters. Not sure what that was all about, but not a problem. A/C controls are right outside the bathroom.
Bathroom - plenty of shelves for our toiletries, although I stored my hair dryer in the closet. Note: Hair dryers are provided, but since we drove to Port Canaveral, I decided to bring my own. Shampoo, liquid and bar soap provided. "Goodie" basket included a great 5 blade razor, pepcid AC (which came in handy), conditioner, lotion, and a few other small items. I like to bring a bar of soap, but the items provided seem to be good. Shower - no tub, but plenty of room. Water in the shower may be a bit soft. Not sure. Again, not a problem, just a note for reference. "Off" and "On" for the shower may be a little tricky if you have not seen it before. The right knob is the temperature and is "locked", but may be changed to your preference by pushing the button and adjusting. I found the default, the beige "38" (?) temperature to be good for me. To turn on the water, turn the knob on the left by twisting up (counterclockwise). Reverse for shutting off. Don't let the little metal bumps on the knob fool you. They are just for gripping, not for water adjusting.
TV: The local stations are Miami rather than Colorado. Definitely a welcomed change since the last time we cruised. Not sure if this change is just the Dream or all Carnival ships. As recently as December 2010, the TV channels featured Colorado as the local stations. Nothing against Colorado. But at least Miami is closer to the Caribbean.
Beds: My husband said this was one of the most comfortable beds he has slept on. Since he travels regularly, that was quite a glowing comment. It seems bed comfort is a very individual thing as well. The pillows were great. We always get a couple of extra pillows. I loved the duvet. Very comfy. Note: The bed is a little bit higher than other Carnival ships we have been on and makes it easier to slip the suitcases underneath.