Posted by: Gary Guertin | January 19, 2017

7. World Cruise – Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala – Jan. 13, 2017

Hi All, (Written Jan. 14, 2017)

Our last stop before Mexico is Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala, a lovely small port, but gateway to the famous city of “La Antigua”.  The city is located up in the mountains between three volcanoes.   Established in1552 and the Capital of Guatemala for 200 years until it was destroyed by a series of earthquakes in 1773.  The city is beautiful, full of churches, monasteries, and a magnificent Cathedral. Now that I have teased your interest I have to tell you that if you want to see photos  of La Antigua, you have to scroll down to our Panama Canal cruise, Nov. 12, 2010 to Dec. 10, 2010.  It will take you a while to get to that cruise, I made four posts 13 thru 16 on the “Panama Canal Cruise”, but believe me if you have the time it’s worth it. That was our 19th cruise and this is our 27th, so you know about how far you have to scroll down.

Today we’re just going to look at this port and do our usual internet business.  This is known as the gateway to the Mayan World, because of its jumping off point to La Antigua and many Mayan ruins.

From the ship we can get an overview of the port:


And a close up of its port sign:


Before we leave the ship, another view of the port:


As we leave the ship, the port sign:


Susy is ready to take us on a walk through the port:


Oh, by the way, I was there to:


As we clear the terminal we find one large path after the other lined with booths, in other words, one big market laid out like a park:





A local painters art:


Susy on the internet:


And Misu in front of one of the fountains:


And to end the day we turn back to the Amsterdam and the it’s good to be welcomed home:


Two quiet days at sea and then our first Mexican port; Puerto Vallarta, another repeat port for us.

I Love You All,

Gary (alias Gagu & Opa)



  1. Again, great pics! The boat is blue; the sky is blue; and the ocean is another gorgeous deep blue. I think your cruise has a wonderful theme-

    Go Blue!!!!!!!

    P.S. I’m sure even Boilermakers would agree with that, right Gagu????

    • Ok, that has to be the best comment yet!!! I busted out laughing Bro! Go Blue all over the world!! And Dad, great blog, even if you are a Boilermaker!!

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