Cruising for Retirees April 15 at Stillwater Public Library

Glade and Faye Ann Presnal(STILLWATER, OKLA. / April 3, 2015) –– On Wednesday, April 15, at 1:30 p.m., Faye Ann and Glade Presnal will present “Planning the Perfect Cruise,” a program on helping retirees plan cost effective and exciting cruising trips. The class is part of the OSU Emeriti Association’s monthly retirement series, “Making the Most of Retirement,” which meets each month at Stillwater Public Library.

“Cruising is a great option for senior traveling,” said Faye Ann. “It provides a way to stay active, meet new people and experience new cultures. We have developed many wonderful, long-lasting friendships through our travels.”

The Presnals have taken about ten cruises over the years, including visits to Israel and the Panama Canal. The couple will share what they have learned over the years on planning these vacations.

(Photo: Glade and Faye Ann Presnal make a stop in Egypt during a 2013 cruise)

Participants will learn about getting better deals on cruises, what services are available, the pros and cons of choosing different package options, cruising trends, good internet sites for planning trips and tips on how to have a better trip once on board.

“One challenge in going on a cruise is having enough space inside your room,” said Glade. “We have learned that the walls of the rooms are metal, so we take magnetic hooks to place on the walls to increase the amount of space we have to hang clothes and other items.”

According to the couple, cruises need not be as expensive as they seem.

“When we took our first cruise, I remember thinking there was no way I wanted to spend that amount of money,” said Glade. “The following year, we planned our next vacation, but it did not involve a ship. The cruise ended up being more cost-effective and easier to plan because we did not have to arrange for a hotel room, transportation, entertainment and meals at each of our stops.”

“It is a way to see the world with relative ease,” added Faye Ann. “Most of what you need can all be built into the cruise package.”

“Making the Most of Retirement” is free and open to all retirees.  It meets the third Wednesday of each month.  The next programs include “Legacy Planning” with Danny Cochran May 20 and “Understanding Long-Term Care Insurance” with Louise Schroeder on June 17. The program will go on a hiatus for July and August.

For more information, visit or contact the library at 405-372-3633 x106 or

The Stillwater Public Library is located at 1107 S. Duck St. (the corner of Duck and 12th Ave.).  Visit the library online at