I just booked a cruise for March '19, and found that we were assigned second seating because the first seating was full. My TA put us on the wait list for the first seating, and assured me that we would get it. I don't want to pester her with meaningless OCD questions, but I am wondering why she is so sure. I don't doubt her, but I am curious as to the logic. Perhaps the assumption is that some people who currently have first seating will drop off when final payment is due, giving us room to move up? Or do they traditionally "hold back" tables in main dining to accommodate late-booking parties that include young children (as ours does)? Any thoughts on why us getting bumped up to first seating is a given?