If there has to be a cruise ship docked in the small coastal town you're visiting, the Queen Mary 2 is about the best cruise ship I can think of to share a town with. Besides, it's not a cruise ship, it's an ocean liner, and the only active ocean liner in duty. We were out whale watching (no whales, I swear I'm cursed-but that's another blog post for another day) all day, and the Queen Mary was leaving as we pulled up. The downside though? There was a Carnival cruise ship in the harbor also.