Nearly half of UK cruisers take a 'towlie' (a picture of themselves with their towel animal) on their cruise holiday, a new survey has revealed.
As a nation obsessed by the 'selfie' phenomenon, it would seem that British cruisers have not escaped the bug.
Review and planning website Cruise Critic found that after an evening spent enjoying a romantic dinner or sipping pina coladas, followed by dancing, cruisers do the strangest things when they return to their cabin and are greeted by a towel animal.
Nearly half (47 per cent) of respondents in the poll admitted taking a picture of themselves with their towel animal, while 18 per cent take time deciding what it is. A third of cruisers (34 per cent) apply a practical approach and use the towel animal after their next shower. And, somewhat unsurprisingly, only a mere 2 per cent glue it to stay that way!
Adam Coulter, UK editor of Cruise Critic, said: "Towel animals provide huge fun factor in cruising, and with so many people obsessed with the selfie craze, it's apparent why half of our respondents take a picture, or a 'towlie', with their towel animal.
"When you return to your cabin to find a strange, and sometimes unidentifiable creature hanging from the wardrobe or lying on the bed, it provides entertainment – somewhat ashamedly to admit, even for us adults!"
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