See Eurostar Sights With VR Odyssey Experience

first_imgStay on target As a two-time Eurostar rider, I can say with some level of authority that the high-speed railway is, indeed, a great way to travel: comfy seats, available Wi-Fi, express trips to Paris and Brussels.But there is one thing the service is missing: windows.“Travellers are always asking if they can see the fish when traveling through the Channel Tunnel,” Eurostar Commercial Director Nick Mercer said in a statement.Well, now you can.The enterprise on Wednesday announced “Eurostar Odyssey,” a virtual experience designed to take passengers on an immersive adventure through the surrounding sea.“Throughout the summer we’ll be giving younger travellers free headsets so they can enjoy an exciting adventure under the Channel,” according to Mercer, who did not reveal an age limit for use (which, therefore, means I will most definitely put in a request).Simply log into the onboard entertainment system on your personal Apple or Android device, then sit back and relax as the “Odyssey” experience turns your train ride into a deep-sea dive.As the virtual roof transforms into a glass ceiling, you’ll meet explorers Rose and Benoit, who guide users on a journey filled with pirate legends and mermaid encounters. A gaming element, meanwhile, adds a bit of competition.Meet Esther the octopus (via Eurostar)From Oceanarium to the mysterious HMS Victory to the Abyss, keep your eyes peeled for different species—including Esther the octopus, who guards the sunken ship’s treasure.“Eurostar Odyssey” is available on new e320 and refurbished e300 trains running between London and Paris, Lille, Brussels, Lyon, and the south of France.The Channel Tunnel (or Chunnel, as I prefer to call it) is a 31.35-mile rail tunnel below the English Channel that links the United Kingdom with the rest of Europe. At its lowest point, the passage sits 250 feet below the sea bed, and 380 feet below sea level.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. British Airways Tests VR Entertainment on Select First-Class FlightsGeek Pick: HP Reverb Is Clear-Eyed Virtual Reality last_img read more