The Canary Islands’ largest island is also its most diverse. On Tenerife cruises, you can choose to enjoy the thriving nightlife on the south coast, or tie up your hiking boots and lose yourself on walks through lush, tropical rainforest. Some of the finest trails can be found around Pico del Teide, which is the tallest mountain in Spain and erupts dramatically from the centre of the island. Its sunny climate makes Tenerife an all-year round destination, too. Head to the south west coast for your best chance of spotting up to 26 species of whales – keep your eye out for pilot, blue and killer whales, as well as dolphins and plenty of other marine life. If it’s culture you’re looking for you on your cruise, Tenerife is home to a number of World Heritage Centres, including the old town in La Laguna. This historic town is widely considered to be the island’s most beautiful, with its striking, pastel buildings, bars hidden down secret alleyways and narrow streets. Don’t miss the Catedral while you’re here – some of its interior aspects date back to the 16th century, and inside, you’ll find works by some of the island’s most renowned artists and sculptors, including Cristóbal Hernández de Quintata and PasqualeBocciardo.