CRUISE SHIP’S HID­DEN CAM­ERA

The Sun Herald (Sunday) - - Front Page - BY ROBIN FITZGER­ALD rfitzger­ald@sun­her­ald.com Robin Fitzger­ald, 228-896-2307, @robin­crime­news

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.

COUR­TESY CAR­NI­VAL CRUISE LINES Andy New­man/CCL

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.

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