Saturday, September 8, 2018

Bring on the Towels

Towel Animal
Allure of the Seas
August 27, 2018
One of the things that both Chris and I look forward to when away on a cruise is the creativity of our cabin stewards with respect to the towel animals they create for our enjoyment.

Towel Animal
Allure of the Seas
August 29, 2018
On the big ships we have travelled, generally, the towel animals appear on the 2nd, 4th, and 6th days. We have been on other ships where they appear more frequently, but on the bigger ships we have been told that the number of extra towels that get used for animals is a significant drain on the supply.

This year we were surprised by the final of the three towel animals, it was a bat. We have never seen a bat in previous cruises. We thought the bat was very creative and cute. Almost cute enough to take home, but we didn't.

Towel Bat
Allure of the Seas
August, 31, 2018
It is funny the things that we begin to look forward to as cruises progress. Some people are all about the formal nights, or lobster feast, but I enjoy the towel animals and relaxing on the deck by the hot tub. Last year I visited a hot tub on three occasions--all on our cruise. This year's cruise saw me in the hot tub twice, and those will likely be my only forays into a hot tub for the year.

The towel animals provide some comic relief and also remind us of the pets we have left in the care of others while we are cruising the high seas. They provide a connection to the familiarity of home while we are away on a much appreciated vacation.

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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