Renting a Tux on a cruise ship?

» Site Navigation
Home Page The Villages Maps The Villages Activities The Villages Clubs The Villages Book Healthcare Rentals Real Estate Section Classified Section The Villages Directory Home Improvement Site Guidelines Advertising Info Register Now Video Tutorials Frequently Asked Questions
» Newsletter Signup
» Premium Tower
» Advertisements
» Trending News
» Tower Sponsors




















» Premium Sponsors
» Banner Sponsors
» Advertisements
Closed Thread
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 11-27-2018, 07:54 AM
Madelaine Amee's Avatar
Madelaine Amee Madelaine Amee is offline
Sage
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: The Villages North
Posts: 3,715
Thanks: 403
Thanked 301 Times in 116 Posts
Default Renting a Tux on a cruise ship?

Has anyone rented a tux on a cruise ship? Would like comments please.
__________________
A people free to choose will always choose peace.

Law of Logical Argument: Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about!

Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak
  #2  
Old 11-27-2018, 07:57 AM
fw102807
Guest
Posts: n/a
Default

Long ago we bought a 99.00 tux at JCPenney that my husband would wear but now he just brings a regular suit. We have scaled down our formal wear attire a bit for more comfortable and easy to pack alternatives. We have never rented, so can't help you there.
  #3  
Old 11-27-2018, 08:06 AM
Joeg180 Joeg180 is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Village of McClure
Posts: 158
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

I would bring a tux with me for cruises. There are limited sizes available on the ship unless they allow you to reserve in advance. We had a local tux shop that would allow us to keep the tux for the extended period of the cruise.
  #4  
Old 11-27-2018, 08:11 AM
retiredguy123 retiredguy123 is offline
Sage
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 3,867
Thanks: 156
Thanked 1,336 Times in 563 Posts
Default

There is no way I would wear a tux, a suit, or even a tie on a cruise ship.
  #5  
Old 11-27-2018, 09:26 AM
billethkid's Avatar
billethkid billethkid is offline
Sage
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 16,727
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1,232 Times in 429 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by retiredguy123 View Post
There is no way I would wear a tux, a suit, or even a tie on a cruise ship.
The beauty of cruises eh!!! Sorta like TV lifestyle. To each his own!
__________________
"Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it"...Mark Twain
  #6  
Old 11-27-2018, 10:33 AM
npwalters's Avatar
npwalters npwalters is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 318
Thanks: 0
Thanked 299 Times in 89 Posts
Default

no information on renting one but unless you are at the "captains table" you will probably be a bit overdressed in a tux
__________________
Pam&Nick
  #7  
Old 11-27-2018, 10:43 AM
justjim justjim is offline
Sage
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Illinois, Tennesee, Florida, Village of Caroline, Sanibel, LaBelle
Posts: 4,607
Thanks: 55
Thanked 261 Times in 109 Posts
Default

I would contact the Cruise Ship’s website for such information.
__________________
Most people are as happy as they make up their mind to be. Abraham Lincoln
  #8  
Old 11-27-2018, 11:13 AM
simpilot simpilot is offline
Member
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 58
Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Default

No need to. Sport coats or suits are acceptable on formal nights.
  #9  
Old 11-27-2018, 11:21 AM
billethkid's Avatar
billethkid billethkid is offline
Sage
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 16,727
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1,232 Times in 429 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by npwalters View Post
no information on renting one but unless you are at the "captains table" you will probably be a bit overdressed in a tux
This may be on certain cruise lines, but not our experience...21 cruises....last 10 on Princess.

My guesstimate is the split among tux or not, ladies dressing to the max is about 50-50. The cruise lines like so many organizations, in recent years has watered down the tradition of formal night.

We are in the 50% that looks forward to the formal events.

I find it takes no more effort to pack a tux than it does a sport jacket and slacks.

Once again to each his/her own.
__________________
"Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it"...Mark Twain
  #10  
Old 11-27-2018, 11:30 AM
JoMar JoMar is offline
Sage
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 3,600
Thanks: 9
Thanked 835 Times in 316 Posts
Default

I started cruising when the entire atmosphere was more formal. Now, because of the size of the ships and their need to fill them they have lowered the standard a bunch. There are cruse lines out there that still cater to those that enjoy a higher level of cruising. I agree with the retired guy, if you are taking the major cruise lines there is no need for a tux.....you will be in the minority.
__________________
No one believes the truth when the lie is more interesting

Berks County Pennsylvania
  #11  
Old 11-27-2018, 11:59 AM
rustyp rustyp is offline
Gold member
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 1,488
Thanks: 33
Thanked 369 Times in 144 Posts
Default

#1 reason to wear a tux on a cruise ship ? To get you to buy the photographs those annoying cruise photographers are hawking. Think of all the effort you have to do to haul the tux around, keep it from wrinkling, and bringing it back to the dry cleaners not to mention costs. So the cruise line can make extra money. Buy an extra beer - a better investment.
  #12  
Old 11-27-2018, 01:48 PM
Madelaine Amee's Avatar
Madelaine Amee Madelaine Amee is offline
Sage
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: The Villages North
Posts: 3,715
Thanks: 403
Thanked 301 Times in 116 Posts
Default

Interesting comments from all. I really only wanted to know if anyone had actually rented a tux on board and what they thought of the quality of the garment!
__________________
A people free to choose will always choose peace.

Law of Logical Argument: Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about!

Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak
  #13  
Old 11-27-2018, 11:04 PM
tophcfa tophcfa is offline
Platinum member
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: The Berkshires of Western Massachusetts and the Villages
Posts: 1,764
Thanks: 483
Thanked 948 Times in 363 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by retiredguy123 View Post
There is no way I would wear a tux, a suit, or even a tie on a cruise ship.
I am with you, I haven't worn a tux for about 40 years. In the last ten years I have only worn a suit about a dozen times, funerals or formal weddings. If I were ever to go on a cruise, I would pack a bathing suit, a couple pairs of shorts and some t-shirts, along with a pair of crocks. If that was not proper attire, I would not get on the boat. In fact, unless the boat is taking me deep sea fishing or scuba diving, I probably wouldn't get on it. Unless it was the steamship ferry from Woods Hole to Marthas Vineyard.
  #14  
Old 11-27-2018, 11:58 PM
graciegirl's Avatar
graciegirl graciegirl is offline
Sage
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 37,598
Thanks: 1,978
Thanked 1,421 Times in 565 Posts
Send a message via AIM to graciegirl
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by billethkid View Post
This may be on certain cruise lines, but not our experience...21 cruises....last 10 on Princess.

My guesstimate is the split among tux or not, ladies dressing to the max is about 50-50. The cruise lines like so many organizations, in recent years has watered down the tradition of formal night.

We are in the 50% that looks forward to the formal events.

I find it takes no more effort to pack a tux than it does a sport jacket and slacks.

Once again to each his/her own.
I expected nothing less from you. Good man.
__________________
It is better to laugh than to cry.
  #15  
Old 11-28-2018, 05:21 AM
Madelaine Amee's Avatar
Madelaine Amee Madelaine Amee is offline
Sage
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: The Villages North
Posts: 3,715
Thanks: 403
Thanked 301 Times in 116 Posts
Default

Well, I am still getting comments from people about their ideas of wearing a tux, or dressing in a formal manner, but nothing about the quality of the clothing being rented on board.

Did you really think I asked this question so that you could all tell me why you don't dress for dinner?
__________________
A people free to choose will always choose peace.

Law of Logical Argument: Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about!

Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak
Closed Thread

Tags
ship, cruise, tux, comments, renting

Thread Tools

You are viewing a new design of the TOTV site. Click here to revert to the old version.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:48 AM.