The 10 most exciting new river cruise ships of 2021

The Points Guy

February 2021

“It’s going to be a big year for fans of new river cruise ships.

The big river lines that cater to North Americans plan to launch more than a dozen new vessels across the United States, Europe and Asia in 2021 as they get back into expansion mode.

Many of the new river vessels on the way originally were scheduled to debut in 2020. Their arrivals were put on hold after the cruise industry shut down in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. But there also are new river ships coming that originally were ordered for 2021.

The result is that 2021 will see more new river ships debuting than anyone expected just a year ago.


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