Not sure what to do with unruly children while traveling through the canal tunnel on Eurostar? Now you can entertain them with Virtual Reality (VR).
Eurostar launched a flight experiment called Eurostar Odyssey, which enables travelers to explore a virtual world of ocean creatures, sunken treasures and mysterious sea views as they head for this summer’s holiday.During peak travel times for households, Eurostar will distribute specially designed headphones specially designed by FER that passengers will be able to use with their Evon or Android smartphones, connected to the Eurostar entertainment system.
The entertainment system will be available on all Eurostar e320 and E300 trains, as well as free Wi-Fi to view over 300 hours of TV shows, movies, documentaries, news and games to users’ devices. When you open a fledgling experience, travelers are taken on an immersive adventure by explorers Ocean Rose and Benoit. The virtual train roof turns into a glass roof that reveals the underwater world around the user. Aside from exploring the sea and looking at aquatic animals, users are treated to stories about pirates and losing treasure, getting to meet nymphs and getting to chat with octopus.
“Travelers are always asking if they can see the fish while traveling through the Channel Tunnel, and we are really excited to make it the first travel company to offer its customers an immersive 3D experience,” said Nick Mercer, Commercial Director, Eurostar. “During the summer we will offer younger travelers free headphones so that they can enjoy an exciting adventure under the canal, until the summer holidays begin, why fly when you and your family can have a lot of fun traveling by Eurostar?”