Couple horrified after finding hidden camera in Carnival Cruise ship bedroom
A Florida couple said their dream vacation turned into a nightmare when they discovered a recording device pointed at their bed aboard a Carnival Cruise ship.
In an interview with Inside Edition, Chris and Dana White said they were aboard the Carnival Fantasy for a three-day Caribbean cruise last October when they noticed the device hidden among some TV wires.
"I said, 'Is that what I think it is?'" Chris told the outlet. "And [Dana] 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 couple immediately called security and took cellphone video as a Carnival employee dismantled the small cameral in front of them.
"I was thinking, 'I can't believe this is actually happening to us,' " Chris said.
Carnival told Inside Edition in a statement that it conducted a full investigation into the incident, and while the company acknowledges a "video transmitter" was found, it claims 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," Carnival said. The device was then turned over to the FBI for further inspection.
Chris and Dana, however, dispute the company's claims, insisting the device was "wired up," "working" and "warm to the touch."
"I just immediately felt like we had been invaded; our privacy had been invaded," Dana told Inside Edition.
The couple added they never plan to set foot on a Carnival ship ever again.