I am 55 also and I live in Canada. I have been on 3 cruises and I am soloing it this time in January. I am looking forward to it, but at the same time it will be quite different and I hope I don't feel lonely. I have been solo on an all inclusive for 1 week in Mexico a couple of years ago, but this time I will be on a 11 night cruise. It is SO nice to have this site and discuss with other singles. Pleased to meet you all.