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#1
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Hello!

I am going on a cruise very soon so I'm really trying to get my packing list straight! I have 2 excursions booked, one of which is zip-lining in Jamaica. I noticed under "what to wear" on the royal caribbean website it says close-toed shoes. Does anyone know if these are suggestions or requirements? I suppose it would be best to bring tennis shoes just in case, but I definitely prefer to wear my chacos!

Thanks!
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Originally posted by vmdenn8524
Hello!

I am going on a cruise very soon so I'm really trying to get my packing list straight! I have 2 excursions booked, one of which is zip-lining in Jamaica. I noticed under "what to wear" on the royal caribbean website it says close-toed shoes. Does anyone know if these are suggestions or requirements? I suppose it would be best to bring tennis shoes just in case, but I definitely prefer to wear my chacos!

Thanks!
Are Chacos closed toe shoes???

DON
#4
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Joined Jan 2018
Originally posted by donaldsc
Are Chacos closed toe shoes???

DON

I did ask whether their list was a REQUIREMENT or a SUGGESTION... I obviously know if closed toed were REQUIRED chacos would not be allowed. I hike in chacos though, another activity that closed toed shoes would be RECOMMENDED, not REQUIRED. Chacos simply provide more arch support than most tennis shoes I've tried.
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Originally posted by vmdenn8524
Hello!

I am going on a cruise very soon so I'm really trying to get my packing list straight! I have 2 excursions booked, one of which is zip-lining in Jamaica. I noticed under "what to wear" on the royal caribbean website it says close-toed shoes. Does anyone know if these are suggestions or requirements? I suppose it would be best to bring tennis shoes just in case, but I definitely prefer to wear my chacos!

Thanks!
It's a requirement. Enjoy your zipline!
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It's required to prevent injury to your feet upon landing. If you don't have "closed toed" shoes or shoes that are secure on your feet, they won't allow you to ride...and you won't be refunded your money.
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Originally posted by vmdenn8524
Hello!

I am going on a cruise very soon so I'm really trying to get my packing list straight! I have 2 excursions booked, one of which is zip-lining in Jamaica. I noticed under "what to wear" on the royal caribbean website it says close-toed shoes. Does anyone know if these are suggestions or requirements? I suppose it would be best to bring tennis shoes just in case, but I definitely prefer to wear my chacos!

Thanks!
You can wear your chacos on the ship, but for zip-lining, close-toed shoes are REQUIRED.
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Originally posted by vmdenn8524
I did ask whether their list was a REQUIREMENT or a SUGGESTION... I obviously know if closed toed were REQUIRED chacos would not be allowed. I hike in chacos though, another activity that closed toed shoes would be RECOMMENDED, not REQUIRED. Chacos simply provide more arch support than most tennis shoes I've tried.
I should assume therefore Chacos are going to be a no-no and tennis shoes not a very good choice from what you say. Substantial footwear seems to be what they are looking for.

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#10
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Welcome to Cruise Critic.


If they tell you that something is required for your excursion, it is for your safety.
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#11
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Originally posted by vmdenn8524
I did ask whether their list was a REQUIREMENT or a SUGGESTION... I obviously know if closed toed were REQUIRED chacos would not be allowed. I hike in chacos though, another activity that closed toed shoes would be RECOMMENDED, not REQUIRED. Chacos simply provide more arch support than most tennis shoes I've tried.
Have you tried trail runners? Merrill and Salomon both make great shoes and you can usually find them on sale at rei.
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Have you zip lined before? Coming in from 30+ m.p.h. you have to suddenly stop on a platform. Your feet are part of the braking system. You will risk serious injury if you aren't wearing closed toed shoes.
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Originally posted by trish1c
Have you zip lined before? Coming in from 30+ m.p.h. you have to suddenly stop on a platform. Your feet are part of the braking system. You will risk serious injury if you aren't wearing closed toed shoes.
This 100%. Anything they tell you to wear/bring is required. If you show up without them you will be turned away with no refund.
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