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Not truly Mediterranean

Istanbul lies partially on the Marmara, a small sea that separates the Mediterranean from the Bosphorus and Black Sea. I include Istanbul under the Mediterranean cruise banner because it is widely considered "Mediterranean" by the cruise industry.

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