Affiliate Agreement


Affiliate Registration

To register as an affiliate you must have an active audience and a website that you own (subject to approval), or be a social network Group Administrator, a past guest, or a social media influencer.

We review and moderate all affiliate registrations, and we appreciate your accurate and honest information. Please note that the review process may take a few days – we know you are eager to join our team of affiliates, and we appreciate your patience!

If you’re approved, awesome! You’ll be given a unique Affiliate ID that you can use to promote Digital Detox Cruise via referral links. Check out your private Affiliate Area for visits and referrals information, creatives, and more!


Commissions and payouts

You’ll earn a sweet 3% commission on each guest Booking (per Cabin/Stateroom) when the potential passengers send us a “Booking Request” Form through our site, and subsequently pay for their Booking. Depending on cruise length, travel season, passenger count, and ship chosen, the actual payouts vary between 30€ and 300€ per cabin.

We pay out affiliate commissions in EUR directly to your bank account the week after clients’ cruise holiday ends. We only pay commissions on payments that have not been cancelled (on cruise bookings that have not been cancelled). The minimum payout balance is €350.00, so you receive a decent chunk of cash when payouts come around. And there’s no maximum payout balance, so go nuts! 🙂

In order to receive a payout for your referrals, you must register your bank account with our payouts service.

We do allow refferals to be generated on your own bookings. We do offer recurring refferals.


Here are the details of our program in summary:

  • To register as an affiliate you must have an active audience and a website that you own (subject to approval), or be a social network Group Administrator, a past guest, or a social media influencer.

  • You’ll receive a 3% commission on each guest Cabin Booking you have referred to

  • Minimum payout balance of €350.00, and no maximum payout (we pay in EUR)

  • Commissions [on valid bookings that have not been cancelled] will be paid the week after clients’ cruise holiday ends

  • Referrals are paid out to your bank account

Referral cookie lifetime

When a potential guest clicks on your referral link, a cookie is stored in their browser to track your referral. The cookie is then stored for a generous 60 days to give your referred customers time to decide if they wish to book a Digital Detox Cruise Holiday, or ask us any pre-sale questions they may have.

A referral won’t be awarded if:

  1. The customer uses a different browser to purchase than the one they originally used to visit our site (because the cookie does not exist in that browser)

  2. The customer purchases after 60 days (because the cookie will expire).

Direct Link Tracking

We use our own Direct Link Tracking pro add-on, so you can skip the referral link (e.g. ?ref=123 or /ref/123) when you link to our site from your https:// website. You can submit a direct link to your own website in the Direct Links tab of your Affiliate Area. We’ll review your direct link submission, and when it’s approved you’ll no longer need to use a referral link when linking to directly from your site! Awesome!

Note: Direct Link Tracking is only available if your site has an SSL certificate, and therefore the https:// protocol. We will only approve websites that are 100% owned by you.


Refunded purchases

Referrals in good standing (i.e. the Booking has not been cancelled/refunded) will be included with each commission payout (the commission balance totals 350€ or over). If a purchase is refunded, a commission won’t be paid out for that referral.

We reserve the right to reject affiliate commissions for any reason. Commission rejections may occur for the following reasons:

  1. The Booking that the referral was based on was refunded

  2. The method by which the referral was generated was in violation of our promotional policies (see below) or violated the spirit of the Affiliate Agreement.

Affiliate news and updates

By becoming an affiliate you agree to receive emails from Digital Detox Cruise. These emails will be sent to affiliates only, on an ad-hoc basis, and may include important information regarding the Digital Detox Cruise affiliate program. These emails will also provide you with relevant news and updates to help you effectively promote Digital Detox Cruise. As an affiliate you may be privy to embargoed or time-sensitive information in these emails (this information may only be promoted after an embargo is lifted). And we won’t spam you, ever – promise!


Partner application rejection

We reserve the right to reject affiliate applications for any reason. We also reserve the right to choose whether we provide an explanation or reasoning for affiliate application rejection. Below are just a few reasons why an application may be rejected (this is not an exhaustive list):

  • Affiliate applications for websites that sell, advertise or engage in pornography, phishing scams, spamming, illegal business practices, or that include any material infringing on National or International Copyright will be rejected.

  • Affiliate applications for websites that we do not believe are aligned with our industry or business may be rejected.

  • Websites considered inappropriate by Digital Detox Cruise will be rejected.

Inappropriate websites:

The following types of sites are not permitted to become an affiliate: adult sites, sites that display adult material or banners, sites that promote violence, hatred or bigotry, sites that promote or engage in illegal activity, including (but not limited to), hacking, cracking, nulled, and warez sites. Affiliate applications for inappropriate websites will be rejected, and we reserve the right to choose whether or not to provide a rejection reason.


Questions regarding your application

When you apply to become an affiliate we may email you at the email address you have supplied with some questions regarding your application. This may be because:

  • We didn’t understand something in your application, or,

  • We’d like to learn a bit more about how you will promote Digital Detox Cruise and need a little more detail.

If we reach out to you and we haven’t heard back within 7 days, your application may be rejected. If your initial application is rejected, you are welcome to reapply to become an affiliate and provide us with more detail for reconsideration.


Dormant affiliate accounts

Please don’t leave us! We encourage all of our affiliates to actively promote Digital Detox Cruise to keep earning referrals. If we can help you come up with ideas on how to promote Digital Detox Cruise, please let us know – we’re here for you! An affiliate account is considered dormant if no visits have been generated after a 6-month period. A dormant affiliate account will be temporarily deactivated if no visits have been generated after 6 months. But we don’t even want to go there right now, right?! Let’s work together to help you start earning some cash!


Digital Detox Cruise Affiliate Program Policies

Allowed and super cool promotional methods

How you promote Digital Detox Cruise is reflected in the commission you earn! We encourage the use of promotional methods that add value to Digital Detox Cruise and bring us legitimate, loyal customers. We love it when our team of affiliates blog about digital detoxification, small-ship cruise holidays and travel and mention Digital Detox Cruise.

Here are a few examples of awesome promotional methods to earn more commission:

  • Tell clients, customers or friends about Digital Detox Cruise, and give them your affiliate referral link

  • Write a review or a blog post about digital detox, small-ship cruise holidays or Digital Detox Cruise and link to our site with your referral link

  • Reach out to a broad audience with your social network accounts. Tweet about us on Twitter with your affiliate referral link, post about us on Facebook with your affiliate link, or communicate to your Linkedin followers about small-ship cruises, travel and digital detox with your affiliate link. Spam-free promotion is a great way to get more referrals!

  • Provide value to others by answering related questions on other sites with helpful responses, and using your affiliate link in your replies.

Prohibited and super uncool promotional methods

We love and back our service 100%, and we are very careful with how it’s promoted, so we want affiliates who are 100% behind us, too! The prohibited promotional methods listed below aren’t meant to scare you off – they’re here to protect you, and us, and our guests from any freaky or fraudulent activity, which is something we take pretty seriously. We know you’ll understand. But here they are in writing just in case you’re not totally sure what is and what isn’t allowed.

  • Digital Detox Cruise may not be promoted on coupon sites
    Customers who are searching for a coupon are already in the market for Digital Detox Cruise, so this method adds no value to us.

  • Paid advertising using your affiliate link is prohibited

Buying ads through services like Google Ads, social ads, or retargeting ads and using our brand keywords and your affiliate link will result in affiliate account deactivation.

  • Any type of spam is prohibited

    Links, ads, emails, comments… any type of spam. Please respect the posting rules of any 3rd-party websites you use to promote Digital Detox Cruise. P.S. This is not an exhaustive list of spam methods; if we decide that your activity is spam, it’s spam.

  • Any illegal activity or activity deemed offensive by us is prohibited
    This may result in referrals being rejected and/or your affiliate account being deactivated. See above for allowed and super cool promotional methods!

  • We’re flattered, but please don’t pretend to be professionally associated with Digital Detox Cruise
    Affiliates aren’t employees of Digital Detox Cruise or TourMarketing Ltd. and have no employee rights.

  • Pretending to actually be Digital Detox Cruise is prohibited
    Cloning our site, copying our site, using our copyrighted site assets, and pretending that a site created by you is an official Digital Detox Cruise site is unethical and prohibited (this includes using services that automatically clone websites, or place them into iframes).

  • Again, false promotion to customers that you are endorsed or operated by Digital Detox Cruise is prohibited (and super uncool).

If you’re unsure or concerned that some activity you’re about to proceed with may be considered prohibited, please ask us.


Consequences of not-cool promotional methods

If your promotional methods step outside of these terms, your referrals may be rejected and we may disable your affiliate account. We reserve the right to do this and may or may not notify you in the instance that this occurs. Please use allowed promotional methods, and help us to help you succeed as an affiliate!


Inappropriate websites

The following types of sites are not permitted to become an affiliate: adult sites, sites that display adult material or banners, sites that promote violence, hatred or bigotry, sites that promote or engage in illegal activity, including (but not limited to), hacking, cracking, nulled, and warez sites. Affiliate applications for inappropriate websites will be rejected, and we reserve the right to choose whether or not to provide a rejection reason.


The important stuff

By accepting these terms and conditions you are providing your nonlegal agreement to abide by them. By registering and being approved as an affiliate in our affiliate program you agree that your commissions are subject to approval before they are accepted and subsequently paid.

The affiliate relationship does not represent a professional or formal agreement, and as an affiliate you are not an employee of TourMarketing Ltd.  You agree that this is not a legally binding relationship and as a result may not take legal action against TourMarketing Ltd. These affiliate terms and conditions are subject to change without notice.

OK? Great! Thanks for taking the time to read through these Terms and Conditions and for agreeing to them. Let’s get started! 😉


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