February 27, 2012

Carnival Cruise: Animals

  We're home!

...well, what will be "home" for four more days anyway...

After our seven day cruise on the Carnival Magic, Bo and I returned to Corpus Christi yesterday afternoon.  Overall, we would award our vacation a rating of 8 out of 10...and the only reason it's not a 10 out of 10 is due to a few health matters we encountered along the way (more to come on that in later posts).  Other than that, the ship, the crew, the food, the excursions, and the performances were all superb!

In other news, I have exactly 48 hours to finish packing up our house...and today I am packing up the kitchen (GROAN!).  With that being said, I don't have a ton of free-time to write an elaborate post on the cruise.  I assure you that I will do that as soon as I can, but the reality is, I don't know if I will be able to fit it in before the big move...it just might have to wait until JAX.  Regardless, those posts will be worth waiting for.  So, keep reading!

Today, I am going to share with you the animals that we met on our cruise.  To be specific, these aren't real, flesh and blood, animals.  No, I'm talking towel animals here :) (Don't worry, they are just as lovable!)

The Housekeeping Staff on the Carnival Magic was above-and-beyond wonderful!  They worked tirelessly to keep our quarters clean, organized, well-stocked, and comfortable.  All in all, they cleaned each room a total of two to three times a day (see, I wasn't kidding when I said they worked tirelessly!).  Each evening, during their final cleaning, they left a towel animal on our bed.  Bo and I thought they were so cute that we decided to chronicle their work and share it with you here, on the blog.

On the first evening, we found a seal:

On night two, we encountered an elephant (one of my personal favorites):

Day three left us with an animal we weren't quite sure of (whaddya think it is?!):

Here's a side-view to help you guess:

On the fourth night, we found a crab on our bed(!):

Evening number five left us with a pretty cool bunny rabbit (courtesy of Bo's sunglasses, that is):

On the sixth evening, a peacock was perched at the foot of the bed:

On the last night, Bo and I retired early and didn't give housekeeping the opportunity to clean the room and leave an animal.  Oh well, six different animals is still pretty cool, right?!  Before I go, here's a picture from one of the formal evenings on the ship...just to keep you coming back for more! :)

Coming up in future posts:

  • life on the Carnival Magic;
  • a Jamaican experience;
  • a scuba and private beach party excursion; and
  • dancing with the cast(!).

Question of the Day:

Have you ever been on a cruise?  If so, did you enjoy it?!

Ally and Bo


  1. Can't wait to read more about it! KC and I just booked a carnival cruise out of Jacksonville while we're going to be home for his pre-deployment leave!

    1. You will love it, Shelly! We are already talking about going on another one in the next year or so. What ports will you be visiting?!

  2. Ok, let me help you with your animal identification. Your mystery animal is a rabbit, as shown by the ears. But not just any rabbit. as the great outdoorsman Elmer Fudd would tell you, this is a "Wascally Wabbit"...the most dangerous kind!

    Your elephant was also not just any elephant, but an Alabama Elephant, likely in honor of the ALABama CRIMSON TIDE and thier recent 14th National Championship! ROLL TIDE! GO BAMA!

    And lastly, animal number 6 was not a peacock, but instead a turkey gobbler in full strut, probably a reminder that turkey season opens on March 15th in Alabama.

    I am glad y'all had such a good time, and that you survived the animals of the Carribean!



    1. Oh Dad, I love your animal identification...so much more fun than what Bo and I had come up with! Actually, I like your identification much better. Too bad they didn't give us a tiger, then we could have battled it out between the Alabama elephant and the Auburn Tiger! hehehe...