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Old March 17th, 2012, 11:51 PM
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Default Tuxedo Rentals and formal dress.

My husband and I leave for Nassau in a month and this is our first cruise. We know that there is one formal night. We understand that he'll need a tux, but every place outside of the cruise says they'll have to charge us 2 weeks for anything more than 3 nights. Can anyone let us know if there are rentals on the cruise ship? We're going on Monarch of the Seas. Also, how formal is the dress expected to be?
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Old March 18th, 2012, 12:26 AM
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Yes they have rentals. If your interested call ahead and make sure they will have his size and the cost, I'm pretty sure you can reserve ahead of time. While some do wear a tux it is by no means the norm. Jacket and tie for men is fine, some don't even dress up that nice.
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Old March 18th, 2012, 07:36 AM
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Yes, you can rent a tux onboard. However, if you get the complete package, it will cost you nearly $100. If your husband has a suit, bring that along, and he will be just fine. Royal Caribbean says the "suggested" dress is formal, but fewer and fewer men are wearing a tuxedo.

I personally wear a tux because:

* I have one.
* It doesn't weigh any more than a regular suit.
* It doesn't take up any more space in the luggage.

If I didn't already own one, would I buy/rent one for just one night? No.

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Old March 18th, 2012, 08:41 AM
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If you really want to rent a tuxedo then go for it. It is no longer "standard" dress and fewer men are wearing them but it looks good and if you want to dress up then I'm in favor of it.

Here is the link to Royal Caribbean's tuxedo rental.


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If you want to step up and get into the "formal spirit" , renting a tux and getting all "dolled up" go for it.

BUT.. as a first time cruiser, you should know, these days the "tradition" of men in tuxedos and ladies in fine gowns, has certainly seemed to be pushed more to the way side. Especially on the shorter cruises.

These days, on ships like the Monarch, seeing passengers in tuxedos is much more the exception, than it is the rule.

Your husband would feel just as comfortable (and dressed more like the majority) in a suit and tie, or even a sports jacket, slacks, shirt and tie.
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