Earnings Per Share [Abstract]
Net income for basic and diluted earnings per share
Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Parent
Weighted-average common shares outstanding (shares)
Weighted Average Number of Shares Outstanding, Basic
Dilutive effect of stock options, performance share awards and restricted stock awards (shares)
Incremental Common Shares Attributable to Dilutive Effect of Share-based Payment Arrangements
Diluted weighted-average shares outstanding (shares)
Weighted Average Number of Shares Outstanding, Diluted
Basic earnings per share (in dollars per share)
Earnings Per Share, Basic
Diluted earnings per share (in dollars per share)
Earnings Per Share, Diluted
Statement of Financial Position [Abstract]
Assets
Assets [Abstract]
Current assets
Assets, Current [Abstract]
Cash and cash equivalents
Cash and Cash Equivalents, at Carrying Value
Trade and other receivables, net
Receivables, Net, Current
Inventories
Inventory, Net
Prepaid expenses and other assets
Prepaid Expense and Other Assets, Current
Derivative financial instruments
Derivative Asset, Current
Total current assets
Assets, Current
Property and equipment, net
Property, Plant and Equipment, Net
Goodwill
Goodwill
Other assets
Other Assets, Noncurrent
Total assets
Assets
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity
Liabilities and Equity [Abstract]
Current liabilities
Liabilities, Current [Abstract]
Current portion of long-term debt
Long-term Debt and Capital Lease Obligations, Current
Accounts payable
Accounts Payable, Current
Accrued interest
Interest Payable, Current
Accrued expenses and other liabilities
Accrued Liabilities, Current
Derivative financial instruments
Derivative Liability, Fair Value, Gross Liability Including Not Subject to Master Netting Arrangement
Customer deposits
Customer Deposits, Current
Total current liabilities
Liabilities, Current
Long-term debt
Long-term Debt and Capital Lease Obligations
Other long-term liabilities
Other Liabilities, Noncurrent
Commitments and contingencies (Note 6)
Commitments and Contingencies
Shareholders’ equity
Stockholders' Equity Attributable to Parent [Abstract]
Preferred stock ($0.01 par value; 20,000,000 shares authorized; none outstanding)
Preferred Stock, Value, Issued
Common stock ($0.01 par value; 500,000,000 shares authorized; 233,733,457 and 233,106,019 shares issued, June 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively)
Common Stock, Value, Issued
Paid-in capital
Additional Paid in Capital, Common Stock
Retained earnings
Retained Earnings (Accumulated Deficit)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Net of Tax
Treasury stock (13,808,683 common shares at cost, June 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014)
Treasury Stock, Value
Total shareholders’ equity
Stockholders' Equity Attributable to Parent
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity
Liabilities and Equity
Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]
Commitments and Contingencies
Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Text Block]
Fair Value Disclosures [Abstract]
Fair Value Measurements and Derivative Instruments
Derivatives and Fair Value [Text Block]
Derivative [Table]
Derivative [Table]
Variable Rate [Axis]
Variable Rate [Axis]
Variable Rate [Domain]
Variable Rate [Domain]
LIBOR
London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) [Member]
Investment, Name [Axis]
Investment, Name [Axis]
Investment, Name [Domain]
Investment, Name [Domain]
Pullmantur and TUI Cruises
Pullmantur and TUI Cruises [Member]
Represents the information pertaining to Pullmantur and TUI Cruises.
Derivative Instrument [Axis]
Derivative Instrument [Axis]
Derivative Contract [Domain]
Derivative Contract [Domain]
Interest rate swaps
Interest Rate Swap [Member]
Forward Contracts
Forward Contracts [Member]
Foreign exchange contracts
Foreign Exchange Contract [Member]
Hedging Relationship [Axis]
Hedging Relationship [Axis]
Hedging Relationship [Domain]
Hedging Relationship [Domain]
Fair Value Hedging
Fair Value Hedging [Member]
Cash flow hedge
Cash Flow Hedging [Member]
Net Investment Hedging
Net Investment Hedging [Member]
Debt Instrument [Axis]
Debt Instrument [Axis]
Debt Instrument, Name [Domain]
Debt Instrument, Name [Domain]
5.41% Fixed rate debt
Fixed Rate 5.41 Percent Debt [Member]
Long-term debt bearing interest at a fixed rate of 5.41%.
5.25% Fixed rate debt
Fixed Rate 5.25 Percent Debt [Member]
Fixed Rate 5.25 Percent Debt [Member]
Harmony of the Seas Unsecured Term Loan
Harmony of the Seas Unsecured Term Loan [Member]
Represents the term loan related to construction of the Harmony of the Seas.
Quantum of the Seas Unsecured Term Loan
Quantum of the Seas Unsecured Term Loan [Member]
Represents the term loan related to construction of the Quantum of the Seas, a Quantum-class ship.
Celebrity Reflection floating rate debt
Floating Rate Celebrity Reflection Term Loan [Member]
Long-term debt related to construction of Celebrity Reflection which bears interest at a variable interest rate.
Anthem of the Seas Unsecured Term Loan
Anthem of the Seas Unsecured Term Loan [Member]
Represents the term loan related to construction of the Anthem of the Seas, a Quantum-class ship.
Derivative Instruments
Derivative [Line Items]
Fair Value, Concentration of Risk, Derivative Instruments, Assets
Fair Value, Concentration of Risk, Derivative Instruments, Assets
Derivative instrument, observation period
Maximum Length of Time Hedged in Derivative Contract
Maximum length of time over which the entity is hedging its exposure.
Percentage of debt bearing fixed interest
Long-term Debt, Percentage Bearing Fixed Interest, Percentage Rate
Unsecured term loan
Debt Instrument, Face Amount
Debt amount
Long-term Debt
Interest rate on hedged debt (as a percent)
Debt Instrument, Interest Rate, Stated Percentage
Additional interest above LIBOR rate (as a percent)
Derivative, Basis Spread on Variable Rate
Derivative, Variable rate of interest (as a percent)
Derivative, Variable Interest Rate
Anticipated loan balance
Unsecured Term Loan Maximum Borrowing Commitment Per Ship
Represents the maximum borrowing which the company has arranged for each ship constructed.
Additional interest above LIBOR rate
Debt Instrument, Basis Spread on Variable Rate
Notional amount
Derivative, Notional Amount
Fixed rate on converted debt
Derivative, Fixed Interest Rate
Unsecured term loan, maximum borrowing commitment per ship
Unsecured Term Loan Maximum Borrowing Commintment Per Ship
Represents the maximum borrowing which the company has arranged for each ship constructed.
Carrying value of non-derivative instrument designated as hedging instrument
Notional Amount of Nonderivative Instruments
Goodwill and Other Assets
-- None. No documentation exists for this element. --
Goodwill and Other Assets
Goodwill Intangible Assets and Other Assets Disclosure [Text Block]
The entire disclosure for goodwill and intangible assets and other assets.
Derivative Maturity [Axis]
Derivative Maturity [Axis]
The grouping of derivatives by maturity dates.
Derivative Maturity [Domain]
Derivative Maturity [Domain]
Identification of the period in which derivatives mature.
Derivative Maturity More than Five Years
Derivative Maturity More than Five Years [Member]
Derivatives that mature after more than five years.
Balance Sheet Location [Axis]
Balance Sheet Location [Axis]
Balance Sheet Location [Domain]
Balance Sheet Location [Domain]
Other long-term Liabilities
Other Noncurrent Liabilities [Member]
Hedging Designation [Axis]
Hedging Designation [Axis]
Hedging Designation [Domain]
Hedging Designation [Domain]
Designated as Hedging Instrument
Designated as Hedging Instrument [Member]
Interest rate contracts
Interest Rate Contract [Member]
Credit Rating, Standard & Poor's [Axis]
Credit Rating, Standard & Poor's [Axis]
External Credit Rating, Standard & Poor's [Domain]
External Credit Rating, Standard & Poor's [Domain]
Standard & Poor's, BBB- Rating
Standard & Poor's, BBB- Rating [Member]
Standard & Poor's, BB Rating
Standard & Poor's, BB Rating [Member]
Credit Rating, Moody's [Axis]
Credit Rating, Moody's [Axis]
External Credit Rating, Moody's [Domain]
External Credit Rating, Moody's [Domain]
Moody's, Baa3 Rating
Moody's, Baa3 Rating [Member]
Moody's, Ba1 Rating
Moody's, Ba1 Rating [Member]
Range [Axis]
Range [Axis]
Range [Domain]
Range [Domain]
Minimum
Minimum [Member]
Credit ratings for senior debt
Debt Instrument, Credit Rating
Maturity of interest rate instrument
Term of Credit Risk Derivatives
Term of Credit Risk Derivatives.
Liability Derivatives
Derivative Liability, Fair Value, Gross Liability
Number of derivative instruments
Derivative, Number of Instruments Held
Fair Value Measurements, Recurring and Nonrecurring [Table]
Fair Value Measurements, Recurring and Nonrecurring [Table]
Measurement Basis [Axis]
Measurement Basis [Axis]
Fair Value Measurement [Domain]
Fair Value Measurement [Domain]
Portion at Fair Value Measurement [Member]
Portion at Fair Value Measurement [Member]
Total Carrying Amount
Reported Value Measurement [Member]
Total Fair Value
Estimate of Fair Value Measurement [Member]
Measurement Frequency [Axis]
Measurement Frequency [Axis]
Fair Value, Measurement Frequency [Domain]
Fair Value, Measurement Frequency [Domain]
Fair Value, Measurements, Nonrecurring
Fair Value, Measurements, Nonrecurring [Member]
Fair Value, Hierarchy [Axis]
Fair Value, Hierarchy [Axis]
Fair Value Hierarchy [Domain]
Fair Value Hierarchy [Domain]