Holland America Line and Seabourn Appoint Director of Ship Refurbishments

Holland America Line and Seabourn appointed Joe Palermo to the newly created position of director, ship refurbishments. The position is responsible for overseeing the lines' shipboard renovation program, managing all major dry-dock projects and supporting the Fleet Operations department to develop process improvements.

Previously, Palermo was director, cooperate services, with oversight of the company's crew wage and administration budgets as well as facilities and administrative services.  He also managed dry-dock projects, including ms Oosterdam's cabin expansion refit in 2009 and ms Volendam's 2011 dry-dock in Singapore.

Prior to that, Palermo was with Cunard in New York and also served as general manager at JFK Airport for American Airlines.