Puerto Quetzal (Guatemala)

Cruise Port schedule, map, terminals, news


Hawaii - Mexico - Panama Canal

Local Time
09:23 16 Jan 2018

13.92551 N, -90.79281 W

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Puerto Quetzal is the largest Pacific Ocean port of Guatemala. It is important both as a stop-off point for cruise liners and for cargo traffic. Puerto Quetzal is located in Escuintla department, alongside Puerto San Jose city, which it replaced as a port in importance to country's maritime traffic during 20th century.

Puerto Quetzal (Guatemala)

After disembarkation in Puerto Quetzal , cruise ship tourists usually embark on different shore excursions and tours to Escuintla (Auto Safari Chapin zoo), La Reunion Golf Resort, and mostly to La Antigua City (Guatemala Kingdom's capital, approx 90 min bus drive). The nearest town is San Jose (approx 1 ml / 2 km to the west). For security reasons is recommended booking only cruise line organized excursions.

The port's operation hours are 8 am - 10 pm (Monday to Friday) and 8 am - 2 pm (Saturday). The port authority company is APM Terminals Quetzal - joint venture between APM Terminals (85%) and International Finance Corporation (IFC, 15%). APM Terminals invested around USD 180 million in a new container terminal, which increased the port's annual containership cargo capacity to 340,000 TEUs (containers). In 2016, all Guatemalan cargo ports handled a combined cargo of 1,57 million TEUs, ranking the country as Central America's second (after Panama, with 2016 handled cargo of 6,25 million TEUs).

Highlights: Antigua, Tikal site, snorkeling

Puerto Quetzal cruise terminal

At the cruise terminal there is a market (jade museum) and vendor stalls selling locally-made souvenirs and traditional crafts.

Puerto Quetzal (Guatemala) cruise port terminal

At the cruise port there are also cafe bars, a restaurant, live music band performances.

The Puerto Quetzal cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala.

If you lose the Puerto Quetzal location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.

Port Puerto Quetzal cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

Day Ships in port
11 January, 2018
Norwegian Star(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 16:00)
14 January, 2018
ms Westerdam(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 18:00)
18 January, 2018
Carnival Miracle(arriving at 10:00 - departing at 18:00)
22 January, 2018
Carnival Splendor(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 16:00)
26 January, 2018
ms Westerdam(arriving at 10:00 - departing at 18:00)
27 January, 2018
Norwegian Star(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 18:00)
29 January, 2018
Azamara Quest(arriving at 06:00 - departing at 21:00)
30 January, 2018
Coral Princess(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 18:00)
2018 January