The development of waterways obviously means an increase in the transport accessibility of areas within their reach. It provides an opportunity to reduce congestion on roads and railways and leads to low-emission transport. The improvement of shipping parameters also seems to be an opportunity to attract to Poland large-scale tourism services related to river cruises. The aim of the article is to try to indicate the potential of tourist trips on river cruisers in the context of the presented waterway development plans. Demonstrating them should be an additional argument for the development of this mode of transport.