Some billionaires want to propel the world forward by going into space. Cryptocurrency king Brock Pierce is more interested in preserving maritime history down here on Earth.

While the rest of the cruise industry struggles to shake off its Covid crash, resurrecting the world’s oldest cruiseships has become his newest passion.

A former Hollywood child star — TW+ readers may recognise him as playing a young Gordon Bombay in the Mighty Ducks movies — Pierce quit acting at 17 and jumped into the