Tom Cruise has confirmed he will not return to the world of sea-going to take on another adventure in 2021, saying his passion for sea travel was at an end.
The actor, who has made waves around the world with his role in films such as “Cruise,” “The Cove,” “Blackfish,” “Dolphin Tale,” “Virunga” and “Ocean’s Eleven,” has been a long-time advocate for ocean exploration, saying he wants to see the world’s oceans protected from pollution.
“It is the last frontier,” he told a press conference at the Sydney Opera House on Monday.
“And I don’t think it will be the last one.”
Cruise has previously said that he will never return to sea in 2021 after a decade spent at the helm of his beloved Tom Cruise Celebrity Cruise Line.
“I’m going to take a long time to figure out what the future holds for the sea,” he said in 2015.
“The future is so uncertain that it’s impossible to know where it’s going.”
Cruise, who is also the director of the Tom, will not continue to tour his company’s new $2 billion luxury yacht, the Tom.
“Tom Cruise Celebrity Cruise Line will not be returning to the seas in 2021,” said a spokesperson for the company in a statement.
“We will not have any plans for a cruise vessel to return to our company until 2019.
Tom Cruise will be in the company of his crew and his family for many years to come.”
Cruise and his wife, Katie Holmes, are set to travel the world on the Tom and will be back on the water in 2019, after a brief hiatus in 2017.
“He’s going to have to go through a period of healing, of grieving,” Holmes said in March.
“So it’s a little bit of a hard decision, but I think Tom is the kind of person who has a lot of empathy for others.”