Cruise Price History: How it can Help You Save


We love to combine big data and cruises. That’s the reason we do analyze the cruise price history of all trips every day and every second. We have done this for years and have amassed a treasure trove of data on the cruising industry.

Our data collection gives us great knowledge of the price itself and how it fluctuates over time. This can be a great help to you when booking your cruise!


How does the cruise price history help me?

No one likes the feeling of booking their cruise at yesterday’s best price and then discovering that others have booked it much cheaper.

We can help you avoid that situation. One thing we do is compare websites and prices in real-time to get you the best deal available. But we have also found that the biggest savings come from booking at the right point of time. We can save you a lot of money by showing you the best time to book.

Our cruise price history is unique per ship. To see it in action and learn how it can help you save money, just click the linked ship’s name and go to the “price history“ layer in our ship selection.

You will get a graphical representation of the cruise price history for the given ship, by cabin type. It will look something like this:


cruise price history carnival magic

sample picture of cruise price history for carnival magic


The price points shown always start at 100% to the left signaling the initial pricing. Anything below 100 is a price reduction, everything above 100 is a price increase versus the original price. The best time to buy would be at the time this curve is at its lowest.

How Do I Use the Cruise Price History Feature?

Start by identifying the set of cruise trips that are relevant to you. Our detailed search offers you more than ten filter criteria, including Types of Cruise, Ship Size, Good Deal, and more.

Once you’ve made your selection, you‘ll see a short summary in our search.

Click on the “Show Details button” to reveal more insights. Now you can see all the relevant information for this trip, including ship details, itinerary, photos, prices, and reviews. The relevant information for “Price History” is shown in the “Price Analysis & History” tab at the bottom of this page.

cruise price history: screenshot

How to use our cruise price history

In this example, the original price for a suite was $1,799 and the former price was $3,499. But we also know that it decreased to $1,649 in the last 24 hours. This attractive price is one of the reasons we label this an exceptional deal. It even includes a comparison to other ships. It’s clear from what we have here that now is the right time to book!

For more information on a cabin level (e.g. Royal Suite, Family Suite), click on the link below the room pictures.


Will I Have to Check Prices Every Day?

Not at all. We offer a next generation alert service. Simply choose your relevant set of cruise trips or cabin types and then define when and why you want to receive alert messages. We can send an alert, for example, only when the cruise trip now offers its best price ever or when we award it a Good Deal rating.

Click on this service link to check out the functionalities and join MyCruisewatch for free.

Activate Cruise Price Alerts