We were on the Valor in April. I had the same trouble in the dining room that you did. I had to leave the first night. I took Bodine in the afternoon and by dinner time I was fine. I was able to go back the rest of the week for dinner. I feel bad becuase the food was very good. IF you ever give carnival another try, request the other dining room and maybe upper would be better. Thanks for you review....I love reading them and seeing what other people liked and disliked about the same cruise I went on.