v3.19.2
Document and Entity Information - shares
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2019
Jul. 31, 2019
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Quarterly Report true  
Document Period End Date Jun. 30, 2019  
Document Transition Report false  
Entity File Number 001-35784  
Entity Registrant Name NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE HOLDINGS LTD.  
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   215,597,324
Entity Central Index Key 0001513761  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2  
Amendment Flag false