King of the Cruise

An attention-seeking Scottish Baron gives us a peek into the decadent and bizarre world of a cruise ship


Director of Photography

Boas van Milligen Bielke


A rich and extravagant Scottish Baron spends his time on outrageous cruise ships amongst romantic couples, wealthy families, hardworking staff and retired elderly. A floating micro-society appealing to some, revolting to others. King of the Cruise follows Baron Ronald Busch Reisinger of Inneryne on one of his many decadent holiday cruises. The Baron leaves a first impression of being a loud man, bragging about his status and extravagant life stories whilst parading his feudal quilt and king’s cape on deck. But at a closer look, this documentary by Sophie Dros explores something bigger; a human desire for recognition and validation.

Sophie’s first feature length documentary for cinema release is premiering at IDFA 2019 as part of the official selection. In cinemas across the Netherlands as of December 12th. For more from Sophie, check out her interview in VICE.