Big ship

Man, what a gorgeous autumn day. I hope I appreciated it.

Often I see these big ships tied up (parked?) and wondered how they work. In town, near the bridges and the silos, they seem huge, but I bet on the ocean they seem very small. I wonder what it’s like to be on one, how many people work on them and what their work is like. I also see the comparatively tiny lifeboats on the side and can’t imagine ever needing to get into one. How does one find out what life on these ships is like?