If you happen to be travelling abroad this summer and plan to take the Eurostar train service then the company has some immersive entertainment planned. Launching today is Eurostar Odyssey, a virtual reality (VR) experience that takes viewers beneath the waves.
As travellers make their way at high-speed under the channel, they’ll enter the hidden depths of the sea bed, able to view a virtual world of sea creatures, sunken treasures and mysterious sea-scapes.
Available on services between London and Paris, Lille, Brussels, Lyon and the South of France, Eurostar Odyssey is a free adventure accessed by logging on to Eurostar’s onboard entertainment system via an iOS or Android device.
Customers will find themselves on a virtual train with a glass ceiling revealing the underwater world around them. They’ll be guided by two ocean explorers, Rose and Benoit, and as the journey unfolds it’ll be packed full of stories from pirates’ legends of lost treasures, to meetings with mermaids and an encounter with a charismatic octopus. An interactive element has also been included, allowing voyagers to count different species along the way.
Nick Mercer, Commercial Director, Eurostar, said: “Travellers are always asking if they can see the fish when travelling through the channel tunnel, and we’re really excited to make it possible as the first travel company to give its customers an immersive 3D experience. Throughout the summer we’ll be giving younger travellers free headsets so they can enjoy an exciting adventure under the channel, so as the summer holidays begin, why fly when you and your family can have so much fun travelling by Eurostar?”
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