Scarf folding

Cruise director known for hair accessories

Cruise director known for hair accessories

I’ve been on cruises where they had classes in napkin folding. I learned how to turn a simple dinner napkin into a candle, a fan, a tuxedo or some other fancy shape.

I’ve also learned towel art on cruise ships. Cruise directors and cabin attendants would demonstrate how to create an elephant, swan, monkey or numerous other critters out of white bath towels.

But a scarf folding class on the Blount Grande Caribe was a first for me.

The impromptu session was put on at the request of passengers who admire cruise director Jenn McDaniel’s many colorful scarves worn as head bands and turbans. Pulling out large plastic containers filled with tons of scarves, Jenn showed how to fold, tie and tuck scarves of many sizes into hair accessories.

Jenn McDaniel demonstrates scarf folding to Grande Caribe passengers.

Jenn McDaniel demonstrates scarf folding to Grande Caribe passengers.

“I never wore scarves as a child,” Jenn says. “I started wearing them when I came on  here. It will be eight years on July 26.”

On busy itineraries as cruise director, Jenn says the scarves keep the hair out of her eyes and reduce the need to comb it throughout hectic days.  

“I think the scarves look cute, too,” she says. “They are easy to use and add a bit of color to whatever you are wearing.”

About Jackie

Jackie Sheckler Finch fell in love with cruising 35 years ago when she rode the magnificent Mississippi Queen riverboat in its inaugural 1976 voyage. A newspaper reporter, photographer and travel writer, Jackie has cruised on large and small vessels on numerous rivers and oceans. Read more...

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