New and Press
January 22nd, 2024

RWS Global announces the appointment of Neil Palomba, former COO of Carnival Cruise Line and President of Costa Cruises, to Advisory Board.

New York, NY (January 23, 2024) – RWS Global, the world leaders in live moments, appoint Neil Palomba as their new Advisory Board Member heading the growth of their sea division. Palomba has over 25 years of experience leading global operations and cross-functional teams, driving innovative strategies and transformational change.

“We are thrilled to welcome Neil Palomba aboard our team,” says Ryan Stana, Chairman and CEO of RWS Global. “His bank of knowledge and experience in the cruise industry will be invaluable as we expand our offerings at sea and dive deeper into the market.”

In his new role at RWS Global, Palomba will collaborate closely with the team to expand their design models and entertainment experiences into their sea division. As a member of the advisory board, he will identify opportunities for sustained growth and work to enhance the guest experience.

“I couldn’t be happier to join the team at RWS Global and be a part of revolutionizing the entertainment experience in the cruise industry,” says Palomba. “I am confident that together, we can significantly impact and create unforgettable experiences for cruise-goers.”

Palomba comes to RWS Global with more than 25 years of experience in leadership roles at MSC, Costa Cruises and Carnival Cruise Line. In those positions, he honed his problem-solving and operational skills to increase sales, lead 360-degree rebranding efforts and spearheaded the successful relaunches of entire fleets following the global pandemic. Palomba is ready to make a bigger impact in his future, showing his strong dedication to creating positive change.

Headquartered in New York City, London and Cincinnati, RWS Global provides design, technical, casting and operation services for live events, exhibits and brand attractions. The company has worked with a wide range of brands and companies including Apple, Coca-Cola, Crayola, The “FRIENDS” Experience, Warner Bros. and Disney’s “The Lion King” on Broadway. For more information about RWS Global and their services, please visit their website at

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About RWS Global

As the world’s largest producer of groundbreaking live entertainment, RWS Global creates meaningful connections and customized experiences spanning from theatrical productions to events, multimedia and more. In 2024, the entertainment leaders expanded capabilities into live sporting events with the introduction of RWS Global Sports. 

Headquartered in New York, London, Cincinnati and Sydney with dedicated RWS Studios in NYC and the UK to serve its vast talent pipeline and client base, RWS Global serves major brands and corporations, theatres, cruise lines, sports properties, live venues, parks, resorts and more. Offering end-to-end services from ideation to operations, RWS Global’s team of world-class designers, creators, producers and visionary talent provide unrivaled scale, producing over one million live moments every day and employing over 8,000 individuals worldwide.

The RWS Global roster of clients includes Apple, Azamara, The Coca-Cola Company, Commonwealth Games, Crayola, Europa-Park Resort, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, The FRIENDS™ Experience by Original X Productions, Hard Rock Resorts, Hershey Entertainment & Resorts, Holland America Line, Iberostar Hotels & Resorts, International Cricket Council, Invictus Games, Lionsgate, Marella Cruises, MSC Cruises, Roompot, Rugby World Cup, Six Flags, Space Center Houston, TUI Group, Vera Wang, Warner Bros., Disney’s The Lion King on Broadway, Chicago the Musical, Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes and more. For more information, visit