Cruise to Puerto Quetzal

It's a beautiful name for a port we recommend you see little of. Not because it's bad in any way—in fact, the visitors' center and the market you'll see upon disembarking are great—it's that there's so much to see in Guatemala and your time is limited. We recommend booking a shore excursion from this industrial port to the city of Antigua. It was the Spanish colonial capital of Central America; since 1979 it's been a UNESCO World Heritage Site in recognition of, and for the protection of, its incredible architecture. Other shore excursions highlight Guatemala's Mayan heritage and its natural beauty, particularly the bird life. So, off the ship, wave to Puerto Quetzal, and move along—the country is waiting!