texassea
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

Where did towel animals come from?

Quick question: What cruise line started using towel animals first? Which towel animal is your favorite?

Tags: cabin towel animals

21 Answers

WeCruiseToo
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Contributor Level: Captain

Gotta love the towel animals!Big Smile

We got towel animals on our first cruise aboard Carnival back in 1996.  I don’t think we ever saw one on any other cruise line until much later.

WeCruiseToo
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

It’s a towel animal poker party!  This was in our friend’s cabin aboard Carnival’s Celebration way back in January 1998.  (Our steward changed our animal each night but theirs just kept adding more!)

 

WeCruiseToo
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

We named this guy “dogman”.  We didn’t notice him until we’d been in the room for a few minutes and he really startled us!  From Carnival Sensation, February 2013.

 

WeCruiseToo
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

This is an alligator carrying a mouse in its jaws (you can see the mouse better in the mirror). From Norwegian Pearl, November 2011.

 

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

I've seen people complain when they don't get them. Truthfully, not all of the stewards know how to make them. Especially the new stewards.   The first thing they have to deal with is time management and cleaning the cabins.

the monkey is our favourite, if only because when you walk in, it's hanging from something.

GTVCRUISER
Contributor Level: Captain

Party animals on the Carival Elation

 

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

Modelo ?

thats towel animal cruelty

CruiselineQ
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

BAK1061, whats wrong with Modelo?!

This one is one of my faves (from a Ship Mate App user). Big Smile

http://cruiseline.com/photo/16484

WeCruiseToo
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

We’ve even gotten towel animals aboard European river cruises!  This one’s a snail from AmaDolce, December 2011.  Those are mini shampoo bottles used for big blue eyes!

 

GTVCRUISER
Contributor Level: Captain

On the balcony

 

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