CARNIVAL Cruise Lines is getting very social, with passengers on board a nineday Mediterranean cruise this week being engaged to showcase Carnival Sunshine on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The “social media takeover” includes daily posts on Instagram where fans of the ship can participate in live interactive ‘meet the crew’ chats asking questions of crew members with on-the-spot responses. Whoever is looking after the promotion on board looks like they’re having a good time, with one of the images posted this morning (right) showing a refreshing pint of ThirstyFrog Red at the onboard RedFrog Pub. Passengers on the cruise can also send Instagram video “shout outs” to their family and friends at home. Next month Carnival Sunshine, which was transformed earlier this year in a US$155 million makeover, relocates to New Orleans. See instagram.com/carnival.