150 Cruise Ship Towel Animal Creations

I collected photos of as many cruise ship towel creations as I could find from the Royal Caribbean Facebook Group page after making a post asking folks to show me the various towel creations from their cruises. Some sailings actually offer classes in the art of towel origami.

I have purchased the following books on Amazon to start practicing and definitely plan to jump in on a class the next time I see one offered on board. I researched several and read many reviews before finally deciding on these. The first one is a spiral-bound book and is also available in a Kindle format (2006). The second by Carnival (I could not find one for Royal), it’s a bit pricey, but a nice hardback (no Kindle option), 2004. I could not find any recently published books on making these creations. I also came across a few YouTube video tutorials.

How to Make a Towel Monkey and other Cruise Ship Favorites

Carnival Towel Creations 40 Designs

Since we often have overnight guests and entertain, I thought it might be fun to learn how to make some of these! I also think they would make fun wedding and bridal shower gifts or centerpieces! These might be a fun project to do with kids or grandkids too!

Of course, I didn’t have a single white towel to my name when I decided to start making these, so I had to order some up! I tried to find towels with only a small decorator stripe on them and of decent quality since in all likelihood, our guests will be using them! I also wanted some that weren’t super thick and hard to work with.

8-Piece Towel Set

8 Pieces Eco-Friendly Towel Set

Thanks to everyone who submitted a towel animal, towel person, towel flower, towel cake photo for this blog! If you have one that isn’t shown, feel free to message or tag me on Facebook with a photo and I will add it here!

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  1. Elizabeth O -

    The creativity exhibited here is very impressive. I always marvel at what some folks can do with others don’t even think about. Those towel animals are so cute.

  2. SiennyLovesDrawing -

    Enjoy my read & learnt more about the towel animals, thanks for this sharing, I always wanna check out these DIY folding. cheers siennylovesdrawing

  3. Ivan Jose -

    Interesting designs! I never knew they do towel animal designs so artistically. I have seen mostly swans in hotels but that’s just about it.

  4. Anagha -

    Wow so many varieties. I love this type of creativity.

  5. You, Me and Benny -

    omg these are awesome! I love the little dog!

  6. modlphotography -

    These are so cool. I wish I could fold my towels that way!

  7. aisasami -

    Wow, I didn’t know that cruise ships did it. There is a lot of cute towel animals!

  8. Neil Alvin Nicerio -

    Nice! Most of the towel creation are amazing, some are funny. I should have taken a picture of the towel art in Marina Bay Sands.

  9. Luna S -

    All of these are so much fun! I’d love to see one of these in my hotel room

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