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Neil Palomba joins Ligabue as Plantours board member

Neil Palomba, second left, and Ligabue Group President Inti Ligabue, far right
Neil Palomba, who's been racking up partnerships and director gigs since launching his consultancy, joined Ligabue Group as a board member of its subsidiary, Plantours Kreuzfahrten.

The former EVP/COO of Carnival Cruise Line, president of Costa Crociere and corporate operating officer at MSC Cruises will be supporting Ligabue's cruise expansion and development.

Ligabue, owner of Plantours' Lady Diletta, Lady Cristina and Hamburg, recently acquired Sans Souci, a boutique luxury river cruise vessel.

Shaping the cruise company of the future

'With the entry of Neil Palomba into Plantours, we are continuing the process of shaping the cruise company of the future,' Ligabue Group President Inti Ligabue said. He called Palomba a 'major asset,' citing his 'great experience and strategy ability.'

Palomba will work closely with Plantours' owner and the company management, contributing to the implementation of sales, marketing, pricing and revenue management strategies as the company develops to provide high-quality, refined cruise experiences.

Recently Palomba was appointed to RWS Global's advisory board. He's also a strategic advisor to Italian mattress manufacturer Matermoll and a strategic business advisor for North America for AA+G Hospitality Management, which supports upscale and luxury independent hotels across Europe.