My thoughts and prayers are with your friends family...
I just returned from my Panama Canal cruise on the ms Statendam Friday and you are leaving me longing to return already! (I have't even finished unpacking)
When you get to Guatemala tomorrow, if you haven't booked any excursions already, see if you can find a tour operator company called Go With Gus Tours... we had a wonderful day with Gus and he is a truly facinating ambassador to his country.
If you have booked something else already and see their desk, please send greetings from Manya to Gus and his wife.
If you sail into port before the sun rises, you may be able to see the lava flowing from one of the volcanoes... sorry, you WILL have to get up rather early for that.