On past cruises the guys have rented tuxes from home and brought them with us. I noticed on the carnival website they have tuxes available to rent for $75. Has anyone used this service? How did it work for you? We are going on the Spirit in December and it would sure be nice to maybe pack a vest to change out the days instead of the whole tux.
my suggestion is forget the tux completely. we just got of f the victory with three men in the group and my husband wore his black blazer with tie and shirt both formal nights and our two son in laws wore dark suits with tie. next time they may not even wear ties. there were couples all around us on both formal nights with very dressy sport shirts and no jackets or ties.
you know what, i did not even care. i cannot believe how concerned i was about this situation before we went. noone else cared either. noone looked at them. it was not a big deal any night of the week. there were women dressed in formals, prom gowns, cocktail dresses, pants with dressy tops, sundresses, skirts with camisoles, men with hawaiin shirts, polo shirts, long sleeve sportshirts, khakis, dark pants, white pants, and what ever. you name it you see it. there is so much going on in the dining room, who cares what you hve on. the guy behind us with his wife had on long shorts with a hawaiian shirt. i did not even care, care, care, what he wore. if you want to wear a tux and it makes you happy, wear it, but donot fret over this if you do not have one.
My husband rented a tux through Carnival last May for our cruise on the Conquest. It was very convenient not to have to pack a tux in our luggage. We discovered that the pants did not fit properly and had to exchange them on the ship but found that this was not a big problem. They had a pair that fit perfectly. I do recommend that if you rent through the ship that you make sure that everything fits properly on the first day of the cruise. The tux comes with a vest and 2 shirts. We were happy with our decision.