A sleek mega-yacht has made its first stop to Liverpool .
The 132-cabin L?Austral docked at the cruise terminal this morning.
The vessel is owned by the French company Ponant and is on a cruise around England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
L?Austral is returning to the city later this month.
Other ships docking at the Cruise Liner terminal this month include the Caribbean Princess and Disney Magic .
Ponant?s website describes the ship as having the ?spirit of a private yacht?.
It says: ?Precious materials, discreet elegance and a perfect balance between chic and casual, combine to make you feel as if you are on your own private yacht.
?A design blending tradition and innovation, where a nautical mood has been subtly recreated.
?A welcoming atmosphere of relaxed sophistication revolves around shades of grey, taupe, white and ivory enlivened by touches of cinnamon, caramel and tan.
?So many personal touches create the spirit of a private yacht.?