I'm fairly new around here, but in that short time I've seen several postings regarding tuxedo rental. I'm a bit surprised and disappointed that we are not all better dressed than that. I'd like to offer a few reasons to not rent a tuxedo. Pardon if my attitude shows a little. Renting used clothes is something kids do to dress themselves for proms and weddings. If you're big enough to book your own cruise, you're big enough to buy your own clothes. A well dressed gentleman (this should include any man successful enough to vacation on a cruise ship) has a tuxedo in his wardrobe. Tuxedos are not just for cruising. I wear mine 2-3 times per year when I'm not cruising. Wear it when you take your wife out on your anniversary - she deserves it. I guarantee you'll get better service all evening... You need your own tux so you can get it properly fitted. Don't rely on the clerk at the rental place to get it perfect, likely he won't. There's no substitute for a good fit. Many rental tuxedos are made of polyester so they'll stand up to heavy use and frequent cleaning. You've worked hard to dress yourself better than that. And who knows how worn the tux you might get will be. All the itineraries I've seen have informal and casual nights in addition to formal nights. You'll need a nice coat for the informal nights, and packing a tuxedo is no more difficult than packing a good suit. You won't need extra luggage. Lastly, save your money. Buying a tux costs about the same as renting one twice. We're all addicts here, so we KNOW we'll be needing that tuxedo again and again. Our next cruise will have three formal nights, so I went on EBay recently and got a few more accessories to put a little splash-n-dash into the same-o same-o. Didn't want to look like a penguin with a tic, and didn't cost hardly nuthin' either. Hey, you're a successful man! Dress like it!