I’m a Celebrity star Larry Lamb was recently offered a challenge to explore the sights and sounds of Spain onboard Thomson Cruises’ newest ship, the TUI Discovery 2.

Larry’s first stop was Barcelona and the world famous Boqueria market. It was here where Larry met the first of his ‘Cruise Mates’, Junaito, the owner of Bar Pinotxo. Junaito has worked in the restaurant, which he runs with his nephew, for almost 70 years, and it’s often considered the most famous tapas bar in the Boqueria.

The challenge Larry was set by Thomson Cruises was to show that there is a lot more to see and do on a cruise than simply staying on the ship itself. There are often beautiful stops throughout the journey which offer a vast array of culture, food, people and sights.

Junaito recommended that Larry discovered a little more of the Barcelona culture by trying out a little flamenco dancing, which led Larry to his second Cruise Mate, Christine Blanco Eslava. Christine has been dancing for 12 years, and she even recruits Larry to drum the Cajon, a traditional wooden instrument.

There is so much to see and do in Barcelona, from the incredible history to the world class restaurants, and there are so many more potential Cruise Mates out there. For more information on Larry’s adventures around the Mediterranean and Thomson Cruises, check out Thomson Cruise Mates.


Guest post and images by Thomson Cruises 

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