Music and Dancing

Burn The Floor is a production on three of the NCL ships, the Getaway, Breakaway and the Epic. We first saw the show on the Breakaway about three years ago. There was little difference between the two shows. In each one, the scenes were disjointed and the sets didn’t change.There were spiraling steel staircases for […]


After having lunch, we found the Sugarcane Mojito Bar. It was a bar that served mainly mojitos and very limited on other type of drinks. We learned to make a mojito at Bar Tending School several years ago. It is a drink we like and have always said Dee makes the best! The mojito is […]

Count Those Points

This was our 12th cruise and our 8th on Norwegian Cruise Line (Getaway). When we first started with NCL we were getting double loyalty points for the cruises. This moved us up the ladder to Platinum level for this cruise. As a Platinum members, we have an exclusive check in line at the embarkation port. […]

Songs and Dancing

After a day of relaxing by the sea, we boarded our catamaran for our 45 minutes ride back to the ship. During trip back the staff put on a nice show of singing and dancing while we enjoyed an open bar.   Save

Cruising Along . . .

As we speed away from the port of Puerto Vallarta, the skyline could be seen. We had a 45-minute boat trip each way to the tranquil retreat of Las Caletas. It was a relaxing ride followed by a day spent at an isolated cove where we lounged on a palm fringed beach. In describing his […]

Huston’s Hall

There were five or so restaurants on the island. The one we were assigned to was John Huston’s Hall. In a portion of it was represented as his library.


Our lunch was a delicious buffet with a ton of variety and an open bar. Save

Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead is one of the most iconic Mexican traditions because of the whole ritual around this date. It is a day for remembering and celebrating loved relatives who have passed on. Beautiful altar, decorated with candles, buckets of wild marigolds, mounds of fruits, peanuts, plates of turkey, mole, stacks of tortillas and […]

a Day at the Beach

Las Caletas Hideaway was once the private home of the famous film director John Huston. He came to Puerto Vallarta to film The Night of the Iguana. This brought Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Ava Gardner, Tennessee Williams, and other celebrities to Banderas Bay. Huston bought Las Caletas and the other celebrates purchased homes as well. […]


Las Caletas is a beautiful 3/4 of a mile long beach broken up into 4 smaller beaches only accessible by boat. We arrived after a 45 minute catamaran ride, greeted by a line of waiters lining the shoreline waving, a waterfalls and parrots circling overhead. In the distance we could see five restaurants, beaches with […]