Cruise ship stewards on Carnival Cruises and other cruise lines decorate the cabins each evening with creative towel animals that delight cruise passengers. As can be seen in the photo above, not all the animals are relegated to the cabins. These towel creations adorned the pool area on the Carnival Breeze. The crew went wild and decorated the pool deck and chairs with a whole zoo of towel animals.
These towel animals have been so popular that you can buy a book on Amazon on how to make cabin towel animals. Carnival Cruise Lines also has a book on creating towel animals, and it's for sale on Carnival's Website.
The rest of this photo gallery are towel animals from cruise ships around the world.
Carnival Towel Animal - Swan
A swan (or sometimes a pair of swans) is a popular towel animal seen on cruise ship cabin beds.
Carnival Towel Animal - Elephant
Sometimes cabin stewards incorporate things they find in the cabin (like sunglasses) into their towel animal creations.
Carnival Towel Animal - Seal
This one takes a little imagination, but it's supposed to be a seal.
Carnival Towel Animal - Is It an Iguana?
This sunglass-wearing iguana is almost as creepy as the live ones seen all over some Caribbean islands.
Carnival Towel Animal - Puppy Dog
The iguana in the previous photo was a little creepy, but this puppy is delightful!
Carnival Towel Animal - Monkey
Not all towel animals are found on the bed. The cabin stewards often hang monkeys somewhere in the cabin.
Carnival Towel Animals - Towel Dog
This Carnival towel animal photo was taken on the Carnival Conquest.
Holland America Westerdam Towel Monkey
Carnival doesn't have the monopoly on towel animals. This monkey photo is from the HAL Westerdam.
Towel Dog with Sunglasses
Sunglasses are a popular accessory for towel animals, just like they are a popular accessory for cruise travelers.
Hangars can be used for more than hanging clothes in a cruise ship cabin. They can also be used to hang monkeys.