Curious about towel animals

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#1
Suwanee, GA
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Does anyone know which cruise line started the towel animal tradition and when it started?
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#2
Louisiana
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I don't know which one started it, but I do know they had them on the Carnival cruise I went on last October.
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#3
Cotswolds, UK
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Joined Nov 2010
Originally posted by Labeelady
I don't know which one started it, but I do know they had them on the Carnival cruise I went on last October.
They have been around for a lot longer than that, but Carnival do lay claim to them - they certainly wrote the book: http://www.carnival.com/BonVoyage/Ad...t.aspx?pid=7F7

#4
Suwanee, GA
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Joined Aug 2006
My first cruise was on Carnival in 2001 and we had them but I think they had been around long before that.
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#6
New Haven, CT
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I am vaguely remembering towel animals from a Carnival cruise I took in 1979...However, I must state that I was 10 at the time, and our cabin was an interior the size of Patty Hearst's closet.

And if not then, I clearly remember them on the Ocean Princess in 85.
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