Available from May, the improved internet access offers “significantly increased” bandwidth and speed, with “value package” (AU$ 30 per day) for unlimited access to the web and faster “premium package” (AU$ 50 per day), which allows vacationers to make Skype video calls to family and friends.
The new social media package offers unlimited access to sites like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter, from AU$ 15 per day. Additional discounted plans are available for the entire sailing.
Jennifer Vandekreeke, Carnival Cruise Line Vice President Australia, said the line wanted to make it easier for its guests to share their holiday with friends, given the role that social media now plays in people’s lives, particularly when travelling.
The new packages follow the last year's launch of Carnival’s Selfies at Sea app. Available for download free of charge at Android and Apple stores, the app collates a series of photos taken onboard into a mini-movie which to be shared on social media channels.