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Old January 11th, 2001, 11:48 PM
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do I really need a tux for formal night. Can they be rented on board and is the cost reasonable. How 'bout the selection?
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Old January 12th, 2001, 10:45 AM
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A dark suit would be fine. We've never rented a tux, but from what I've heard, it's very reasonable and most people who do it say that's the way to go.
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Old January 19th, 2001, 04:47 AM
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What cruise line are you going on? I have only been on three. Here it goes: Carnival: Suit 70%/Tux 30%, RCI 60% Tux, Dark suit 30%, other 10%, Celebrity Tux 90%, Other 10%
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Old January 23rd, 2001, 01:12 PM
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Renting a tux can be fairly reasonable and you won't have to carry it in your luggage if you reserve on board. When you get your cruise doc's there should be a colorful brochure enclosed. Just have measurements taken and contact the supplier listed. You can even rent the shiny black shoes to go with it. There is really no choice in styles maybe in colored vests or ties, as you would have by renting from a local Tuxedo shop. If you wish to have a designer look, then contact good tux rental or men's clothing shops near you for their "cruise tux rental" prices. If you are traveling with a lady, you may wish to discuss this with her and coordinate her evening formal wear. If she is wearing a beaded ensemble, velvet or floor length gown you may strongly consider renting the tux.
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Old February 22nd, 2001, 02:45 PM
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I don't know about the other lines but RCCL charges $79 according to thier web site. I will be bringing my own tux on my April/May cruise on RCCL since it is my honeymoon and I decided purchasing beats two rentals.

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Old February 23rd, 2001, 02:06 PM
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Doug,
Congrats! Where and when are you cruising? We are going on Rhapsody to Mexico in April.
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