It seems odd the fixed dining is closed and to be waitlisted for open dining. Perhaps you are waitlisted for the late fixed dining. In the mean time all the rest of the comments apply.
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Alaska 2014 - haven't picked a cruise yet
Carnival: Glory 2004, Destiny 2008, Splendor 2009, Freedom 2011, Valor 2012, Dream 2013
Celebrity: Summit 2011
Princess: Ruby 2010, Caribbean 2013