Warning: Not-So-Great-Photo Alert!
(Although, next time you’re trying to shoot in low indoor light with an ancient Nikon Coolpix while the room you’re in is tossing about on the ocean, let’s see how well you fare.)
Here’s a little something from the Crafty Chica Cruise. Each night while we were at dinner, we’d get turndown service. And as part of that, our cabin steward would make up a little animal from towels and leave it sitting on the bed.
How freaking cool is that?
Each night, it was something different. Apparently, there are many, many designs – do a Google Image search on “towel animals” to see what I mean.
They sold a whole how-to book on the ship, and there was even a class. But in most cases, a little careful reverse engineering revealed the secrets.
You definitely need older, harder, stiffer towels for this kind of folding. Your lovely, fluffy towels will yield animals that just kind of flop over.
According to the Towel Animal Wikipedia Page (HAHAHAHAHAHA!), these animals are a tradition on Carnival cruises, and on some other lines as well. If you’re curious, you might also like this Squidoo page.
(Bet you’re wondering about those eyes and noses. Well, they’re torn bits from the ship’s daily newsletters.)
Sigh… aside from the crafty, I have to say, the thing I miss most about the cruise was turndown service. And having someone clean my room every day.