The Steamship Historical Society of America presented the 2005 C. Bradford Mitchell Award to Carnival Corporation chairman Micky Arison during a ceremony aboard Holland America Line’s new cruise ship, the M/S Noordam on Feb. 21. The SSHSA C. Bradford Mitchell Award is to honor an individual, institution, or agency for a single achievement that contributes to the aims of the SSHSA; “To Record, Preserve and Disseminate the History of Engine Powered Vessels.” The award was presented by SSHSA president Robert Cleasby, and national director and awards chair Christopher Dougherty. Among the attendees were Holland America Line president
Stein Kruse, Corrado Antonini, Chairman of Fincantieri Shipbuilders, the builders of MS Noordam, Captain James McNamara, President of the National Cargo Bureau, Captain Stephen J. Card, maritime artist whose works appear on-board Noordam, Frank Braynard, world renowned maritime historian, as well as other dignitaries from the society and Carnival Corp.