Towel Animals from Carnival and Other Cruise Lines

Towel animals by the pool on the Carnival Breeze cruise ship

 Linda Garrison

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. 

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Carnival Towel Animal - Rabbit

Carnival Towel Animal - A Rabbit
Carnival Towel Animal Picture (c) Linda Garrison

A towel rabbit on the Carnival Liberty.

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Carnival Towel Animal - Swan

Carnival Towel Animal - Swan
Carnival Towel Animal Picture (c) Linda Garrison

 A swan (or sometimes a pair of swans) is a popular towel animal seen on cruise ship cabin beds.

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Carnival Towel Animal - Elephant

Carnival Towel Animal - Elephant
Carnival Towel Animal Picture (c) Linda Garrison

Sometimes cabin stewards incorporate things they find in the cabin (like sunglasses) into their towel animal creations.  

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Carnival Towel Animal - Seal

Carnival Towel Animal - Seal
Carnival Towel Animal Picture (c) Linda Garrison

This one takes a little imagination, but it's supposed to be a seal.

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Carnival Towel Animal - Turkey

Carnival Towel Animal - Turkey
Carnival Towel Animal Picture (c) Linda Garrison

 This turkey looks a little thin for Thanksgiving dinner!

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Carnival Towel Animal - Is It an Iguana?

Carnival Towel Animal - Is It a Cat or an Iguana?
Carnival Towel Animal Picture (c) Linda Garrison

This sunglass-wearing iguana is almost as creepy as the live ones seen all over some Caribbean islands.

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Carnival Towel Animal - Puppy Dog

Carnival Towel Animal - A Puppy Dog
Carnival Towel Animal Picture (c) Linda Garrison

The iguana in the previous photo was a little creepy, but this puppy is delightful! 

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Carnival Towel Animal - Anteater

Carnival Towel Animal - Anteater
Carnival Towel Animal Picture (c) Linda Garrison

 This anteater took a lot of work, but it's very cute.

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Carnival Towel Animal - Monkey

Carnival Towel Animal - Monkey
Carnival Towel Animal Picture (c) Linda Garrison

Not all towel animals are found on the bed. The cabin stewards often hang monkeys somewhere in the cabin.

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Carnival Towel Animals - Towel Dog

Carnival Towel Animals - Towel Dog
Towel Animal Photo (c) Meg

This Carnival towel animal photo was taken on the Carnival Conquest.

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Carnival Towel Animals - Lobster

Carnival Towel Animals - Lobster
Towel Animal Photo (c) Meg

This lobster was also found on the Carnival Conquest.

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StingRay Charles Towel Animal

StingRay Charles Towel Animal
Cruise Ship Towel Animal (c) Sheila

This photo is of a towel stingray. 

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Carnival Towel Animal Alligator

Carnival Towel Animal Alligator
Photo Courtesy of Debbie Jones

A beach towel was used to create this towel-gator.

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Holland America Westerdam Towel Monkey

Towel Monkey on the Holland America Westerdam
Photo Courtesy of Barbara Crews, the About.com Guide to Collectibles

Carnival doesn't have the monopoly on towel animals. This monkey photo is from the HAL Westerdam.

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Towel Dog with Sunglasses

Towel Dog
Towel Dog Photo Courtesy of Michael

 Sunglasses are a popular accessory for towel animals, just like they are a popular accessory for cruise travelers.

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Towel Dog with Sunglasses

Towel Dog
Towel Dog Photo Courtesy of Michael

 From the side, this towel dog looks very complex.

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Towel Monkey

Towel Monkey
Towel Monkey Photo Courtesy of Michael

 Hangars can be used for more than hanging clothes in a cruise ship cabin. They can also be used to hang monkeys.

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