August 2016 - 4 Night Catalina & Baja Mexico (Los Angeles Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Imagination
Empress Deck cabins not a good idea on Carnival Fantasy class ships
Two days after I booked cabin E139 thru CC.com Online discount seller, I realized why a block of available Empress Deck cabins were in the same general area that the seller was so proud to offer as a 2 category "upgrade". Those cabins are directly below the galley/kitchen. Don't buy this "upgrade" because you will hear all kinds of noises from the galley all night long. I have since learned you want to be "sandwiched" between other cabin only decks for the best comfort. Staying clear of elevators, stairwells, and children's areas which is also a concern when shopping what discount seller's have to offer. Bottom line is use the deck plans to pick your location wisely.