August Cruises

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August Cruises

What’s not to love about August? Extended days, warm weather and bright, sunny days – it doesn’t get much better than this! And with the school holidays in full swing, ships are super-charged with a high-energy atmosphere that’s impossible not to enjoy. Families craving some fun in the sun can finally set sail on a wonderful cruise with something for everybody to get involved in. Action-packed activity schedules, exciting port calls and fun-filled on-board entertainment are just the cherries on top.

Sail the warm Aegean Sea where you’ll discover hidden coves and tranquil beaches on your journey. Or why not take a transatlantic cruise to witness the wonders from across the pond? August cruise itineraries can transport you basically anywhere you want for as long as you want, whether you’re searching for a jam-packed mini cruise or a month-long tour.

What you’ve heard about August cruise prices is mostly true – you’ll sometimes need to pay the premium for a peak-time cruise. Luckily, here at Cruise Nation, incredibly affordable deals are available all year round for families and couples alike. Whether you’re off on your annual summer break or just want to escape over the August bank holiday, you’ll find the perfect August cruise for you at Cruise Nation at a fantastic holiday price.

Head out into the sunshine and start making lifelong memories with friends and family. Cruise Nation is here to help you make that very important decision about where to go for this special time. From incredible value-for-money cruise and stay holidays to last-minute cruisesall-inclusive deals and our popular Smart Packages, we’re ready when you are with incredible savings on your dream cruise holiday.

Hot Weather Cruises in August

Steer into the hot sunshine this August with a cruise around some of the warmest destination picks. While most of Europe is basking in warm temperatures, it’s the perfect time to take advantage of sunny skies at the ports and an incredible atmosphere as everyone revels in the summer vibes. So, whether you’re hoping to sightsee and spot some of the world’s most iconic landmarks or you’re looking for a more relaxed time away in the sunshine, an August cruise is the way to do it.

Explore the scenic ports of the Mediterranean and Greek Isles, or travel further and take in the unique cultures and landscapes of Cuba and the Caribbean. Whatever takes your fancy, cruising around destinations like these in the summer is always a good idea. Sound like your idea of a good time? Check out our hot weather cruise highlights to inspire your August cruise.

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August Cruises from Southampton

Embark on the cruise of a lifetime without ever stepping foot in an airport with our incredible selection of itineraries setting sail from Southampton throughout August. Dodge the drama of wrangling the kids through airport security and being packed into the departure lounges, and instead choose a cruise sailing from the UK. It’s the hassle-free and stress-free way to travel – especially during the busiest travel period of the year.

Colder Weather Cruises in August

If cooler temperatures are more your thing and you’re hoping to escape the hot temperatures across the northern hemisphere, a cold weather cruise in August is still possible! The southern hemisphere is well into its winter season by August, so while the north enjoys some sun for a change, places like South America and New Zealand can cool off for a bit.

With destinations offering incredible landscapes and scenery, as well as culture and activities to sink your teeth into, there’s no need to compromise just because the temperatures aren’t as high. From adventure to relaxation, there’s something for everyone to enjoy from the cities of Brazil to the mountains of Cape Town. Check out just some of the best cold weather cruises available in August below.

August Cruise FAQs

Which cruise is best in August?

The choices for an incredible cruise in August are almost limitless. But for the best weather and the biggest choice of activities for the whole family, we recommend a cruise to the Mediterranean. Whether you go for the Western Med and hit the likes of the French Riviera, Barcelona and the western coast of Italy, or opt for an itinerary including Eastern Mediterranean destinations like Turkey, Cyprus and Greece – you’re sure to find wonderful weather and endless fun. MSC and Costa Cruises offer some of the best Mediterranean itineraries packed with all the highlights throughout August.

Is August a good time to cruise in Europe?

In a word, yes. August is a fantastic time to cruise around European countries like Spain, Denmark, Amsterdam and Sweden. Europe is blanketed by warmth and sunshine in August, so if you’re pining for perfect weather while you explore somewhere new, then this is the perfect time to embark on a cruise. But even if you’d prefer to cool off, there are still a handful of beautiful European destinations with lower temperatures.

However, with the good weather and the timing of the school holidays, you should expect to find busy ships, bustling ports and huge tourist crowds in the resorts and cities. For holidaymakers who love a lively atmosphere, August is the ideal time to book. Of course, if you’re planning a cruise with school-age children, August is one of the best times to book because you can choose the best deal from the entire month. The kids can be entertained, and the adults can spend some time relaxing before you all come together to enjoy some family fun.

Have your heart set on an August cruise in Europe? Deals tend to be snapped up pretty quickly, so we’d suggest booking early on if there’s a particular cruise itinerary or liner you’d prefer.

How hot is a Mediterranean cruise in August?

Temperatures stay fairly hot across much of the Mediterranean countries throughout August, even though the record-breaking hot temperatures are usually done and dusted in the previous month. From France to Spain, Croatia to Greece, Italy to Malta – wherever your cruise is docking, the weather is guaranteed to be dry, hot and humid. For an incredible getaway with the most predictable weather, this is the ideal region to sail to in August. Plus, with so much choice on offer, you can get exactly what you want from your hot weather cruise.

As an added bonus, temperatures will rarely dip below the mid-20s – even at night in some regions. So if you plan to carry on the fun into the small hours of the day, you won’t need anything more than a light jacket to keep warm.

Is August a good month for a Caribbean cruise?

The hurricane season in the Caribbean tends to pick up in August, although it mainly affects the Eastern islands at this time of year. To avoid the worst of the weather and instead be greeted by the endless sunshine and warmth you’d expect from the Caribbean, we recommend choosing from cruise itineraries sailing the westernmost islands. The islands tend to be quieter throughout August because of the storm season. So if you’d prefer to explore and relax in a more tranquil location over the summer, the Western Caribbean can be the perfect choice for you.

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