Guests sailing aboard a recent Carnival Sunshine cruise in the Mediterranean awoke to a “towel animal zoo” with 206 different terrycloth creations situated on deck chairs surrounding the ship’s main pool on Lido Deck.

Ten stateroom stewards got up extra early that morning and spent more than three hours each folding the towels into ducks, swans, elephants, turtles and other creatures.

Expanding upon Carnival’s signature “towel animals” that greet guests as they return to their staterooms each evening, the “towel animal zoo” was a huge hit with Carnival Sunshine guests,  many of whom snapped photos to send to their friends and family members back home.

Carnival Sunshine, which underwent a massive $155 million makeover earlier this year, is in the midst of its inaugural European season which includes nine- and 12-day Mediterranean cruises from Barcelona, Spain, and Venice, Italy.  The ship will continue its European program through October then embark on a 16-day trans-Atlantic crossing before making its U.S. debut in New Orleans in November.