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.
54 Carnival: Mardi Gras, Ecstasy X2, Fascination X6, Celebration, Elation X5, Glory X5, Fantasy X4, Valor, Holiday X3, Imagination, Liberty, Spirit X2, Freedom, Destiny X2, Splendor X2, Dream X2, Conquest, Legend X3, Victory, Sensation, Paradise, Inspiration, Magic X2, Triumph, Miracle, Breeze, Sunshine X2
6 Norwegian: Sky, Jewel, Dawn, Epic, Pearl, Breakaway
7 Windjammer: S/V Legacy X3, S/V Polynesia, S/V Caledonia, S/V Diamant, S/V Sagitta