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Travellers will now be able to appreciate the depths they travel under the sea on the Eurostar thanks to a virtual reality headset.

The travel company is installing headsets available to all passengers travelling on the Eurostar.

This is the world’s first onboard VR experience.

Travellers can use their smartphones in the headsets to experience the depths of the ocean from their seats. 

The innovation is called the ‘Eurostar Odyssey’.

Travellers will be able to virtually explore the ocean with the high tech gadgets.

The sea bed will come to life for adults and children using the app on an Apple or Android phone. 

Two explorers named Rose and Benoit help parents and children navigate the sea. 

It is possible to learn about the sea creatures in the channel and beyond, but that’s not all.

Pirates and mermaids may even make an appearance. 

Nick Mercer, Commercial Director, Eurostar, told MailOnline: “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?”

Eurostar will begin a train service from London to Amsterdam in 2017, a move set to shake up the airline industry.

The iconic train firm is about to offer a brand new connection between the UK and Amsterdam for travellers.

By the end of 2017, two daily trains will operate between London’s St Pancras International and Amsterdam’s city centre.

The direct journey will take just under four hours, sparking a major threat to the route currently serviced by airlines.

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