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Couple Finds Hidden Camera In Cruise Ship Room

Newsweek logo Newsweek 10/28/2018 Aristos Georgiou

Representative image: The Carnival Cruise Ship © RHONA WISE/AFP/Getty Images Representative image: The Carnival Cruise Ship A couple from Florida have spoken of their shock after they found a hidden camera pointed at their bed on a cruise ship operated by Carnival Cruise Line.

In an exclusive interview set to air on Monday’s episode of Inside Edition, the couple say they’ll never set foot on another Carnival Cruise ship again.

Chris and Dana White from Pensacola were staying aboard the Carnival Fantasy for a three-day Caribbean cruise from Mobile, Alabama to Mexico last October when they noticed a recording device among TV wires in their room.

"I said, 'Is that what I think it is?'" Chris told Inside Edition. "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 Chris took a video of an employee on the ship inspecting the device and taking it apart. "I was thinking, 'I can't believe this is actually happening to us,'" he said.

The couple say they are speaking out now because they feel Carnival did not handle the situation in an acceptable manner. Initially, a representative for the company said the device was not a camera, according to the pair.

"It was a camera," Chris said. Dana added, “It was wired up. It was working. It was warm to the touch. I just immediately felt like we had been invaded; our privacy had been invaded."

Carnival provided a statement to Inside Edition saying that they conducted a full investigation and acknowledged a “video transmitter” was found. However, the company say that 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.

After the incident, the device was given to the FBI for further inspection.

The hidden camera debacle is not the only bizarre incident to have occurred on a cruise ship recently.

Earlier this month, reports emerged of a cruise operated by Royal Caribbean International—which left from Sydney, Australia—being overrun with around 1,300 men from a tobacco company who held wild parties featuring women dressed as Playboy bunnies.

“It was almost like a huge bucks [bachelor] party,” passenger Cassandra Riini told the Australian Nine Network's A Current Affair.

“Their doors would be open and you would walk past and be like what am I going to be looking at when I walk past this door? It is hard to forget after seeing all the flashbacks of these men around all the time, 24 hours a day, like we could not escape,” she said.

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