Less than 200 miles from the continental United States sits the British Colony of the Bahamas. The largest city in the Bahamas is Nassau, which due to its proximity has become the top cruise port in the Caribbean. Their history has been a mix of European governorship claims and it was even claimed as a pirate republic for a while. When tourism to Cuba was halted in the 1960's, it was a boon for the Bahamas. In 1998 the first phase of the Atlantis Resort redefined the area's tourism. Celebrate this fun culture's vivid colors from the Queens Staircase to the Straw Market of Nassau, Bahamas.