When you go on a regular vacation, it can be a whole lot of fun, but there are some big problems that come along with it. Waiting around in airports, sitting on planes with nothing to do, having to get yourself around from one place to the next, all of these little problems add up and lead to a lot of wasted time and cash. With a cruise, you don’t need to worry about any of those issues; the ship will take you wherever you need to be and provides all of your accommodation, dining, and entertainment needs.

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August is a popular month for vacations all around the world, including cruises. August is one of the hottest and sunniest months of the year, so a lot of people choose to go away and take advantage of that sunshine. It’s also a time when the kids aren’t at school and lots of parents choose to take time off to spend with their families, so it’s a super month for family cruises, but can also be well-suited to groups of friends and couples. There are a lot of different cruises to choose from in August. See below to learn a little more about a few of the best August cruises you might like to take.

- Carnival - 4 Night Western Caribbean - Carnival Conquest

Climb aboard the Carnival Conquest for this amazing '4 Night Western Caribbean' cruise from Carnival. Running each August, this is one of the top cruises you can take at this time of the year. It's relatively short, highly affordable, and offers some great experiences for guests of all ages. In short, it's the perfect August cruise, so it's definitely a good option if you're considering cruising at this time of year.

For this August cruise, you'll be able to call the Carnival Conquest home for a few nights. The leading member of the Conquest-class, this cruise ship features some amazing dining locations and bars like the SkyBox Sports Bar, Guy's Burger Joint, and the Red Frog Rum Bar. You'll also find plenty of fun activities and entertainment options on board, including the always-hilarious Lip Sync Battle arena and Punchliner Comedy Club.

This August cruise sets off from Miami in Florida and makes two stops over the course of its journey. The first stop is actually just south of Miami in Key West. Right at the end of the Florida Keys, Key West is home to the southernmost marker landmark, which represents the southernmost spot in the United States, so it's a fun place to take a selfie, and there are some great beaches and bars in the area too. Your second stop will be at the Caribbean island of Cozumel, home to sugary white sands, turquoise waters, and some great snorkeling and scuba diving spots.

- Carnival - 3 Night Bahamas - Carnival Liberty

If you've not got too much time to spare or just prefer to take shorter cruises so you can really make the most of every single vacation day you get, the '3 Night Bahamas' could be a fine option for you. Highly rated and ranked as one of the best cruises to take in August, this Carnival cruise leaves from Port Canaveral, which is the main port for Orlando, Florida, and makes just one stop.

For this cruise, you'll be able to check out the features and facilities of the outstanding Carnival Liberty. You'll find everything you could ever need on board this fabulous ship. If you're feeling like a swim, you'll find pools and water slides on the upper decks. If you're feeling hungry, you'll find burgers, sushi, European-inspired dishes, and much more all over the ship. If you just want to have some fun, you'll find games, activities, bars, live shows, and even a casino also on the Liberty.

This '3 Night Bahamas' August cruise sets off from Port Canaveral and makes its way to the Bahamas, stopping at Nassau, which is the capital city of this island nation. A beautiful, lively city and one of the best examples of Caribbean life you could ever hope to see and experience, Nassau is ideal for all kinds of traveler. It's got great beaches for those who want to lie back and relax, warm waters for those looking to splash around, awesome shopping areas for those looking to spend some cash, and some great eateries and cultural areas too.

- Norwegian Cruise Line - 7 Night Bermuda - Norwegian Gem

Many people head down to the Caribbean on their August cruises, but why not try something a little different by heading off into the Atlantic Ocean for a trip over to Bermuda? This '7 Night Bermuda' cruise from Norwegian Cruise Line is another of the best cruises to take in August and offers a full week of cruising enjoyment and excitement for guests of all ages.

For this cruise, you'll be able to enjoy all the luxuries and wonders of the Norwegian Gem. Jewel-class cruise ship with so much to offer, the Gem immediately catches the eye with its beautiful, colorful exterior, but it's even prettier on the inside! The rooms on this ship are simply exquisite, beautifully decorated and furnished to the highest possible standards, and the ship also features a spa, casino, lots of different dining options, video games for the kids, swimming pools, and so much more.

The '7 Night Bermuda' cruise departs from Boston in Massachusetts, so it's a good option for people in New England or New York. It makes only one stop at the historic Royal Naval Dockyard in the West End of Bermuda. From there, you'll be free to explore and enjoy this amazing Atlantic Ocean island paradise. The weather is particularly hot and sunny in August, making Bermuda a great place to visit at this time of year, and you can enjoy various activities around Bermuda like playing golf, going shopping, snorkeling in the ocean, relaxing on the beach, and more.