List of the 2 Best Cruise Affiliate Programs

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1 Travelpayouts 1% - 12.5%. 5% 2-tier commission.
Travelpayouts

This is a nice and modern advanced, but easy to use, affiliate network with lots of possibilities and decent commissions including a good 2-tier program.

White label settings
White label settings

If you have a business, holiday, or travel-related traffic, or want to get it, you can use this affiliate program to easily create your own branded flights and hotel search engine.

Besides white labeling, Travelpayouts offer a lot of useful and modern stylish marketing tools including flights and/or hotel search widgets, hotel map, which both can be integrated with your white label site if you would prefer that. Other marketing tools include a WordPress plugin and much more.

You can also promote a lot of top travel affiliate programs with the network part of Travelpayouts.

Currently, there are over 80 affiliate programs part of the network, including Booking.com, TripAdvisor, Hotels.com, GetYourGuide, RentalCars, and Expedia.

There are just 2 cruise affiliate programs part of this network. Both of these are Russian affiliate programs. They pay 3.2% to 4.5%.

2 Awin Wide range of commission rates. $30 2-tier commission.

Advertiser directory
Advertiser directory

They have an amazing directory under “Publisher >¬†Advertiser Directory” on the top menu. The directory features all the advertisers / affiliate programs part of the network, and anyone can browse it without logging in. Make sure you set your preferred location by clicking on the flag icon at the top right of their site to show the correct programs for your GEO.

Currently, you’ll find 975 clothing related programs, 700 travel related, 561 health & beauty related, 31 dating related, and much more!

I really like that this network has a 2-tier program, even though it does not pay recurring commissions.

Awin has a neat function for finding high paying affiliate programs. You can sort the list of programs part of the network (after applying relevant filters like GEO and category) by EPC. This will show the highest paying affiliate programs when averaging out what affiliates are able to earn on each click they send the advertiser.

Some of the best paying offers at this time are related to real estate. This is when filtering by US offers. Note that you need to set a GEO or else the list will be made up of different currencies that will mess up the sorting.

Blueground is a website for fully furnished and serviced premium apartments and has a $5.95 EPC at Awin. It is a new program so numbers might change soon though.

Top Villas has been a part of the network much longer and has an average EPC of $3.19 with its global luxury villa renting service. They pay affiliates a 5% or 10% revenue share. Considering how much these villas cost to rent you can earn a lot by sending them business!

There are about 100 affiliate programs in the Cruise and Ferries category at Awin. This includes 5 US offers. Travelzoo is amongst them. They are a really popular service offering travel deals on for instance cruise vacations. For Europe, there are about 90 offers here. Fred Olsen Cruise Lines is the highest paying of those with an amazing EPC of £8.72.