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.
Review by goatroper3950
In response to review, CrusinTim says ...
Thanks for a balanced review of the good and bad aspects of the cruise. As had been pointed out a ship cabin is like real estate, Location, Location, Location. In St. Kitts we had a great taxi driver that gave us a 3 hour island tour for $ 20.00 each. The Ship Mate phone app has suggestions by prior travelers on where is good to go to see or to eat. The app also non ship excursions.
I hope with a bit more research your next cruise will be all you want it to be.
Thanks for your balanced review.
I understand that the cove balcony is less than you were expecting on many levels, however knowing now what you didn't before, (such as verifying cabin locations on deck plans, researching on various forums and websites), would you consider Carnival again?