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Document and Entity Information - USD ($)
$ in Billions
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2017
Feb. 16, 2018
Jun. 30, 2017
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]      
Entity Registrant Name Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.    
Entity Central Index Key 0001513761    
Trading Symbol nclh    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer    
Entity Well Known Seasoned Issuer Yes    
Entity Common Stock Shares Outstanding   228,662,733  
Entity Public Float     $ 9.0
Document Type 10-K    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2017    
Amendment Flag false    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2017    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY