Following university studies that earned him a degree in Physical Education in 2000, Rodrigo worked as an Entertainer in a series of tourist villages and resorts in Brazil before joining the MSC Cruises family on MSC Rhapsody in 2001. Soon a key member of the team, valued for his dynamism and organisational skills, he was promoted to Head of the Entertainment Team in 2005 and then Assistant Cruise Director in 2007.
In 2009, Rodrigo was appointed Cruise Director of MSC Musica in Brazil and subsequently Senior Cruise Director, bringing him the honour of inaugurating the South American seasons of our new flagships MSC Fantasia in winter 2012-2013 and MSC Preziosa in winter 2013-2014.
During his time ashore he worked as the event planner for an inbound tourism company on the occasion of the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and 2014 FIFA World Cup.
15 years service with MSC Cruises, 7 years experience as Cruise director