We were in cabin 2273
the first cove (closest to bow) on the starboard. I don't know what was above but we did not get any noise. This cabin is right over the forward gangway and there was some kind of squeaking noise problem from below but they got it fixed. There was also moderate wave noise but I did not find that objectionable. You probably would not get wave noise if the cabin was midship. Overall the cabin was very nice and I would not hesitate to do it again. I did find it a bit smaller than the average balcony cabin but then the price makes up for that.
8 Norwegian: Sky, Jewel, Dawn, Epic, Pearl, Breakaway, Getaway, Escape
11 Windjammer: S/V Legacy X3, S/V Polynesia, S/V Caledonia, S/V Diamant, S/V Sagitta X2 S/V Mandalay X2, S/V Vela
HAL Statendam, MSC Divina