ORLANDO -- A travel agency here is suing Royal Caribbean Cruises
for $15,000 in unpaid commissions.
Cook & Co. filed suit in an Orange County circuit court
claiming a breach of contract and unpaid wages stemming from an
April 27 Bahamas cruise on the Sovereign of the Seas.
According to court papers obtained by TravelWeekly.com, the
agency signed a contract with the line and put 211 cabins on
reserve at an expected commission rate of 15%. The agency booked
about 160 cabins.
The agency's owner, Don Cook, said he earned about $16,000 in
commissions, but Royal Caribbean reduced that amount to $3,500
because of various errors on his part, which he disputes. Cook said
Royal Caribbean still has not paid him the $3,500.
"Royal Caribbean materially breached the agreement by failing
and refusing to pay Cook's the commissions that were due," the
Royal Caribbean declined to comment on the lawsuit.