​​​DFDS teams up with tech firm for high seas treasure hunt 

DFDS launch interactive, mobile game for children with reality specialists Zappar ​

Leading ferry operator DFDS has teamed up with augmented reality specialists Zappar to create an app to entertain families during their journeys this summer.

The interactive game Jack's Treasure Hunt stars swashbuckling DFDS mascot, Jack the Pirate, and passengers can download the app and play for free on ferry routes from Dover to Calais and Dunkirk, and from Newcastle to Amsterdam.

They are then pitched into an intriguing adventure to discover chirpy Jack the Pirate's hidden treasure as they set sail on the Channel or North Sea. It will take them to different parts of the ship as they track down and solve clues, meet Jack's friends on Pirate Island, collect tokens to win prizes, discover vouchers to spend on board, or access discounted ferry crossings.

Zapping poster codes in different areas aboard the company's ships also helps the mini pirates find the four-part key to unlock Jack's hidden treasure.

DFDS campaign manager Jacques Webb said: "Throughout the summer our young travellers can join an exciting adventure as they cross the Channel or North Sea, but the app is also a fun way to amuse and encourage our young passengers and their families to move around the ship and explore, stretching legs and getting to know all that a DFDS crossing can offer.

"We're excited to become the first UK travel company to work with Zappar, which is part of our digital strategy to enhance our passengers' experiences of travelling with us. The launch of the game also highlights quality Wi-Fi coverage now offered on our ships."

Customers can simply download the Zappar app from the Apple or Android app stores before or after boarding. Find out more about Jack's Treasure Hunt at dfds.co.uk/jacks-treasure-hunt 

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DFDS Press Office
Call: 01304 874 052
Email: dover.pr@dfds.com​ 
 
DFDS has been named the 'World's Leading Ferry Operator' for the last 8 years (2011-2018) as well as 'Europe's Leading Ferry Operator' (2012-18).
 
DFDS currently operates up to 54 sailings a day between Dover and France on its Dover-Dunkirk and Dover-Calais routes. DFDS also offers two daily sailings between Newcastle and Amsterdam.
 
In addition, the DFDS network includes a passenger and freight service between Newhaven to Dieppe, which has four daily sailings and is operated by Transmanche Ferries.
 
The ships operating on the Dover-Calais route Côte Des Dunes, Côte Des Flandres and Calais Seaways and are flagged in France. The ships operating on the Dover-Dunkirk route are the Dover Seaways, Delft Seaways and Dunkerque Seaways and are flagged in the UK.
 
For further information about DFDS, or to find out about the latest sailing times, fares and offers across all routes from the UK, visit www.dfds.co.uk.​