Noticed on a message board somewhere you inquired about a Cat S on the Zaandam 9-29-01. We too are sailig that 6 day from Vancouver to San Diego with no luck getting a Suite. Booked Cat B as a GTY only. Cat A were closed for us also. HAL's web site shows closed on Cat S, but other sites are showing suites available.
Trying to work with the TA as it gets closer to sail time to see if Cat S becomes availble.
Tried HAL direct, but we were thrown under a group rate and the cruise line requests going with the TA for information.
There does not seem a way to get around this for booking a Cat S. The information I rceived was limited number of cabins for the 6 day reposition.