Hi. Does anyone know if cruise lines really do have tuxedo rentals? I thought I heard that my cruise line does (Holland America) but I don't know how to go about setting it up. Is there truth to this or is it complete bunk? I could certainly rent a tuxedo myself, but then I have to try and transport it and Holland America prefers suitcases only.
I posed this question in the HAL forum and got nowhere-maybe the seasoned HAL cruisers already owned their own tuxes. So any help or insight would be appreciated.
"On festive formal evenings, women usually wear cocktail dresses or gowns and men usually wear business suits or tuxedos. There are approximately two formal nights per week. (Gentlemen: Although business suits or tuxedos are suggested attire for formal evenings, they are certainly not required. You are welcome to wear a jacket and tie on formal nights.) Formalwear for ladies and gentlemen can be pre-ordered for your use for the duration of your cruise. Just call Cruise Line Formalwear at 800-551-5091 to reserve and it will be ready in your stateroom when you board. "
I can't answer specifically about HAL, but here's something to consider:
It will likely run you about $100 all-told to rent a tux for your two formal nights on a 7-day cruise.
You can BUY the complete outfit at JC Penny (as one example) for about $150. So if you at all think you might ever have the need to rent another tux, you're better off buying one now and having one that fits you well and that ONLY YOU'VE worn. By your name, you live in Seattle, which has a great Opera company - a tux is great for that (if you do opera).
Since your interested in wearing a tux, that's my advice.
you will get all the rental information in your information package that comes with your final documents. All you need to do is to go to a local tux rental place, get Accurate measurements, send in the information.
Your fresh tux will arrive in your stateroom on formal night. You will get 2 cleaned and pressed shirts. The tuxes are good quality and classic style.