Prior to Embarkation - Stayed one night in Anchorage. Not a great town, very expensive and hotel left much to be desired. Train trip to Whittier from Anchorage was a beautiful trip and well worth the cost ($60) which was less expensive than the bus transfers offered by Carnival.
Embarkation - very small terminal, but the easiest embarkation I have ever experienced.
Cabin - The cabin was located on the rear of the ship. Plenty of room and provided for a great 180 degree view, but was quite wet at times as there was no overhang and the weather in Alaska is not always the best. In spite of wet chairs, I would still do it again.