When booking a cruise, it is a good idea to have the deck plans for the ship available. You can get the deck plans from many resources online especially on the cruise lines website itself. When looking at the deck plans, look at the deck above you and below you as well as what is around you on your cabin deck. Your cabin (2306) was DIRECTLY below the galley & the Sapphire Dining Room which would explain all the noises. A good agent should have also brought this to your attention if they are expecting any kind of return business from you. We sailed on the Carnival Dream (sister ship to the Breeze) and had a cove balcony and we loved it because it was so close to the water and very private. Next time, have your deck plans when booking before settling on a cabin you may not like.