A Florida couple claims they found a hidden video recording device inside the cabin of a Carnival cruise ship during their three-day vacation.
Chris and Dana White say that they were on the Carnival Fantasy in October 2017 when they spotted some type of device among TV wires that were aimed at their bed, according to Inside Edition, which was scheduled to broadcast their story Monday night. The couple is from Pensacola, according to Newsweek.com
“I said, ‘Is that what I think it is?” Chris White told the syndicated news program. “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.”
Using his cell phone, he recorded as a Carnival employee took down the device, according to the show.
“I just immediately felt like we had been invaded; our privacy had been invaded,” said Dana White.
The couple said that the cruise line told them that the device was not a camera.
In a statement provided to the Sun Sentinel, Doral-based Carnival Cruise Line said it performed a full investigation and acknowledged that a “small video transmitter” was found but that it “was not connected to an electrical source and not capable of recording.”
“This is certainly a unique and unusual occurrence and it is unclear who or why this transmitter was placed in the guest’s stateroom. 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.
The company said it turned over the device to the FBI for further inspection.