Carnival Cruise Line today launched cheaper and faster Internet and social media packages which will be rolled out on the Carnival Legend and Carnival Spirit.

Social media packages are starting from just $15 a day which means passengers can get access to sites like Twitter and Facebook as well as apps like Instagram and Snapchat. Cruisers can get unlimited access so they can share their holiday experiences with their friends.

This makes it one of the cheapest Internet packages at sea – Royal Caribbean’s unlimited Internet package is priced at US$20 (A$25.80) per day for one device and US$30 (A$38.70) per day for two devices.

MSC Cruises also recently announced cheaper Internet packages starting at from €3.90 (A$5.70) per day or €14.90 (A$21.70) for a seven-night cruise. The package includes unlimited access for social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, Pinterest, WhatsApp and more for one device.

The line is also offering additional discounted plans for the entire cruise duration.

Carnival Cruise Line Vice President Australia Jennifer Vandekreeke said social media now plays in people’s lives, particularly when travelling.

“Access to flexible and affordable internet is really important for many of our guests. We know that they want to keep in touch with their friends and families and they also want to keep them posted on how much fun they’re having at sea,” Ms Vandekreeke said.

“With this in mind we’ve tailored our packages to focus on the social media sites and apps that our guests use most and ramped up our bandwidth to give our guests unprecedented internet access at sea, which means they can now upload as many selfies as they like and easily check in to all the fantastic ports they visit during their cruise,” she said.

The new offerings include a value plan with unlimited access to the web for checking email, sports scores, weather updates and a wide range of extra apps, and a premium package that provides the fastest available connection speed and also supports video calls on Skype.