Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

Document and Entity Information - shares
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2019
Oct. 31, 2019
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Quarterly Report true  
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2019  
Document Transition Report false  
Entity File Number 001-35784  
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code D0  
Entity Tax Identification Number 98-0691007  
Entity Address, Address Line One 7665 Corporate Center Drive  
Entity Address, City or Town Miami  
Entity Address, State or Province FL  
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 33126  
City Area Code 305  
Local Phone Number 436-4000  
Title of 12(b) Security Ordinary shares  
Trading Symbol NCLH  
Security Exchange Name NYSE  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Entity Small Business false  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Shell Company false  
Entity Common Stock Shares Outstanding   212,757,530
Entity Central Index Key 0001513761  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3  
Amendment Flag false