He began his maritime career as an officer on Costa Cruises ships, where he rose to the rank of Second Officer. He subsequently worked for Italmare for many seasons, where he was promoted to Staff Master and Crew Manager. In 2008, he joined MSC Cruises as a Staff Master and in 2009 he was given his first command as Master, MSC Melody. Now in his seventh sailing period with MSC Cruises, Master Longobardi has captained ships in the Lirica Class and MSC Melody.
5 years service with MSC Cruises, 3 years experience as Master