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The Bahamas comprise a coral archipelago consisting of some 700 low-lying islands and over 1,000 cays. Some of the smaller ones are privately owned; many remain uninhabited. Nassau, the capital, is located on New Providence Island, which became a British colony in 1666. Its first settlement was Charles Town, named for King Charles II and later renamed Nassau after King William of Orange-Nassau. In the 17th and early 18th centuries, the islands became a favored pirates’ lair and a base for slave traders. During the American Civil War, Nassau was an ideal port for the new fast ships that were unable to carry large cargoes and required a safe neutral port within two or three days’ steaming. The end of the war provoked a severe and prolonged recession and Bahamians turned again to wrecking. This trend came to a stop with the introduction of lighthouses and beacons. With the advent of Prohibition, Nassau became a center of the illicit liquor trade. When Prohibition was revoked, the islands had little to fall back on and the 1930s ended in economic disaster. A disease in 1939 killed off the sponges which had provided a livelihood to many. Following World War II, the islands experienced a tremendous development in tourism. Independence was granted in 1973, with Nassau the declared capital of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.
 
 
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11/16/14CarnivalSensation4-night BahamasPort CanaveralPort Canaveral
11/16/14CarnivalCarnival Pride7-night BahamasBaltimoreBaltimore
11/16/14NCLNorwegian Breakaway7-night Bahamas & FloridaNew York CityNew York City
11/17/14CarnivalFascination5-night BahamasJacksonvilleJacksonville
11/17/14CarnivalCarnival Splendor8-night BahamasNew York CityNew York City
11/17/14Royal CaribbeanEnchantment of the Seas4-night BahamasPort CanaveralPort Canaveral
11/17/14Royal CaribbeanMajesty of the Seas4-night BahamasMiamiMiami
11/20/14CarnivalSensation3-night BahamasPort CanaveralPort Canaveral
11/21/14CarnivalEcstasy3-night BahamasMiamiMiami
11/21/14Royal CaribbeanMajesty of the Seas3-night BahamasMiamiMiami
11/21/14Royal CaribbeanGrandeur of the Seas8-night BahamasBaltimoreBaltimore
11/21/14Royal CaribbeanEnchantment of the Seas3-night BahamasPort CanaveralPort Canaveral
11/22/14CarnivalFantasy5-night BahamasCharleston (SC)Charleston (SC)
11/22/14CarnivalFascination5-night BahamasJacksonvilleJacksonville
11/23/14CarnivalCarnival Liberty5-night BahamasPort CanaveralPort Canaveral
11/23/14CarnivalCarnival Pride7-night BahamasBaltimoreBaltimore
11/23/14CarnivalSensation4-night BahamasPort CanaveralPort Canaveral
11/23/14NCLNorwegian Breakaway7-night Bahamas & FloridaNew York CityNew York City
11/23/14Royal CaribbeanQuantum of the Seas8-night Inaugural BahamasBayonne (Cape Liberty)Bayonne (Cape Liberty)
11/24/14Royal CaribbeanEnchantment of the Seas4-night BahamasPort CanaveralPort Canaveral
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
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