Thomson Cruises has created a series of short films with actor Larry Lamb.

The actor travelled on the line’s newest ship Tui Discovery 2 on a cruise in the Mediterranean last month.

Three videos are available to watch on the line’s ‘Cruise Mates’ website which highlights the importance of meeting local people during cruises.

In the videos Lamb visits Barcelona, Palma and Ibiza.

Following his trip, Lamb said: “I have been lucky enough to travel the world during my career, meeting a diverse group of people from across the globe, but I’ve never had the opportunity to experience a cruise.

“Hopefully the films we have created will inspire holidaymakers to try cruising and meet their very own Cruise Mates.”

Lamb has been brought on by the operator to promote its ‘Cruise Mates’ concept and website which encourages passengers to meet local people in different cruise ports.

Richard Sofer, managing director of Thomson Cruises, said: “We knew that Larry had a love of travel and meeting new people – made evident by his ability to speak five different languages – making him the perfect person for our Cruise Mates challenge.”