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So, I saw a post on a FB group that guests on Carnival Spirit were invited to do a Polar Bear Plunge while in ISP. Is this common on Carnival cruises? We’re on Miracle starting Sept 5th and my hubby is desperate to do this. 

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Sounds like an informal Fb group activity.  Just a guess on my part, but I would think that neither the ship or the tribe/town would sponsor this, due to the potential liability.  Even in Seattle the water is very cold year round, I imagine that it is as cold, if not colder at ISP.  

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You can easily swim in the ocean at Icy Strait Point.  It is rocky with lots of barnacles so bring beach shoes.


There was a post on here recently where a woman was asking which port would be best for her husband to swim in the Pacific Ocean and all who replied said ISP.

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I am just off the Spirit. In ISP, there WAS a very large amount of people in the water. I sent a picture to my daughter remarking about the crazy people. She had been on Splendor in May and Splendor was also in ISP with us. She responded that her cruise director was in the water in my pic. She said he apparently arranges this every cruise. But back in early May, there were only like 5 participants. Last week there were more like 30-40 people in the water with a hundred or more on the beach behind the restaurant. Spirit did not have anything to do with this. Sorry.

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