A Florida couple is outraged after they say a “working” hidden camera was discovered in the cabin of the cruise ship they were vacationing in last October.
Chris and Dana White, of Pensacola, said they were onboard the Carnival Fantasy for a three-day excursion when they found a recording device concealed among television wires—and aimed at their bed, Newsweek reports.
The couple, who reportedly boarded the ship from Mobile, Alabama, spoke out about the incident to “Inside Edition” in an exclusive interview that’s set to air Monday.
“I said, ‘Is that what I think it is?” Chris told the news show. “And she looked at it and she became concerned. And we were just really flabbergasted that there’s a camera in the room and it’s plugged up and it’s working.”
The man took cell phone video to document an employee of the ship removing the camera.
“I was thinking, ‘I can’t believe this is actually happening to us,'” Chris said.
“I just immediately felt like we had been invaded; our privacy had been invaded,” Dana added.
The couple said a Carnival Cruise Line representative tried denying that the device was actually meant for recording, which prompted them to speak out.
“It was a camera,” Chris said.
“It was wired up,” Dana concurred. “It was working. It was warm to the touch. I just immediately felt like we had been invaded; our privacy had been invaded.”
In a statement to “Inside Edition,” the company admitted that a “video transmitter” was discovered, but insisted it “was not connected to an electrical source and not capable of recording.
“The safety and security of our guests and crew is of paramount importance and we have taken measures so that this sort of situation does not happen again,” the statement read, adding that the contraption was handed over to the FBI for a further probe.
Meanwhile, the couple vows to never set sail with Carnival again.
[Feature photo: Inside Edition/YouTube screenshot]