CRUISE SHIP’S HIDDEN CAMERA
A Florida couple on a cruise of of Mobile, Alabama, say they found a hidden camera in their cabin.
You embark on a cruise with your spouse or romantic partner and all is going swimmingly — until you find a hidden camera aimed at your bed.
What would you do? That’s the question a Florida couple says they faced after departing from Mobile, Alabama, on a Carnival Cruise for a three-day trip to the Caribbean, Inside Edition reports.
They were on board the Carnival Fantasy when they found the device mingled with TV wires in their cabin in October 2017, the syndicated TV program and news magazine says.
“We were really flabbergasted,” Chris White told Inside Edition.
The couple were on the cruise with their 10-yearold son and were looking for dusty areas to clean up because the father had experienced an allergy attack, the Miami Herald has reported.
“I was thinking, I can’t believe this is actually happening to us,” Chris White said in an exclusive report that aired Monday.
The couple is from Pensacola, al.com reported Sunday.
The Whites contacted cruise ship security and videotaped an officer removing the device.
Carnival, in a response to USA Today, confirmed a “video transmitter” was found, and though who put it there wasn’t clear, it “was not connected to an electrical source and not capable of recording.”
But according to Chris White, the device “was a camera. It was wired up. It was working. It was warm to the touch.”
Carnival turned the device over to the FBI and also contacted U.S. Customs and Border Protection, an official told USA Today.
Chris White’s wife Dana told Inside edition, “I just immediately felt like we had been invaded, our privacy had been invaded.”
Carnival has been sailing out of Mobile since Nov. 6, 2016, after a fiveyear interruption of service there.
The Carnival Fantasy can carry 2,056 passengers. The Carnival Triumph, which sails from New Orleans, can carry 2,754 passengers and is also within an easy drive of the Mississippi Coast.
The Carnival Fantasy begins cruises to Mexico on November 9 in downtown Mobile, Alabama. A couple says they found a hidden camera in their room after departing from Mobile, Alabama, on a Carnival Cruise to the Caribbean.