Photo of the day: A new cruise ship in town

Carnival Cruise Lines new Carnival Magic is shown in today’s photo arriving in Venice, Italy ahead of its inaugural nine-day voyage departing Sunday. The ship will be officially named in ceremonies presided over by Lindsey Wilkerson, a former patient at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital who now serves as an employee and an ambassador of the organization.

Sunday’s nine-day cruise from Venice visits Messina, Naples, Rome and Livorno, Italy as well as Monaco, Barcelona and Dubrovnik. Gadling will be along for the ride as the ship positions itself for a summer schedule of seven- to 12-day Mediterranean voyages .

Photo courtesy Carnival Cruise Lines