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My husband and I are planning a transatlantic cruise on Holland America in November.  We had our eye on an aft cabin, waited too long and now all are booked.  Our TA is encouraging us to book a hump cabin and get on the waitlist for an aft cabin.  Does anyone have experience with a waitlist?  Is it a really longshot that we will end up in an aft cabin?  

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First, you need to ask this on the Holland America board here, where people with HAL experience will see it.  
Second, being on the list is a crap shoot.  I can’t imagine that they have people watching inventory and the wait list list.  There will be others looking for those cabins, checking multiple times a day and if one pops up they will grab it before the HAL people see it.  The best bet, unless you have a really good travel agent who will do it for you, is to be that person checking incessantly...  EM

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On some cruise lines, you can only "wait-list" for 1 specific cabin...not a "category".....  There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with a "hump" cabin!  Very convenient!

 

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