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Couple Speaks Out After Finding Hidden Camera In Their Cruise Ship Cabin

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There are a lot of serious concerns travelers should keep in mind when booking a cruise vacation.

From security worries to food safety, even the most relaxing ocean voyages have their drawbacks.

But passengers can at least expect to feel safe inside their own cabin.

Sadly, a couple from Florida say that was not the case during a recent cruise.

"I said, Is that what I think it is?"

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The Whites booked a three-day cruise to the Caribbean.Ron Cogswell - Wikimedia

Chris and Dana White from Pensacola, Florida planned to enjoy a three day Caribbean cruise onboard the Carnival Fantasy.

But soon after setting sail from Mobile, Alabama, the pair say they found a hidden camera in their cabin.

The couple say they discovered the recording device pointed at their bed, hidden among the wires of their cabin TV.

"I said, Is that what I think it is?" Chris told Inside Edition in an interview set to air Monday.

"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."

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The Whites recorded footage of the device as it was removed from their room.Inside Edition - YouTube

After the pair called security, a security employee came to inspect the device, and the couple recorded him investigating it.

All the while, Chris said he was thinking, "I can't believe this is actually happening to us."

While finding a recording device in your room is a nightmare, the Whites are speaking out about the discovery because they say Carnival Cruise Line did not take the proper steps while dealing with their invasion of privacy.

"I just immediately felt like we had been invaded."

Despite admitting a device was discovered in the Whites' cabin, Carnival said in a statement that it was not a camera.

"It was a camera," Chris said plainly.

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Carnival says the device was not working, but the Whites disagree.Carnival Cruise Line

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

In their statement to Inside Edition, Carnival called the device a "video transmitter," and claim it "was not connected to an electrical source and was not capable of recording."

The cruise line also says the device was handed over to the FBI for investigation, while the U.S. Customs and Border Protection were notified about the discovery.

"The safety and security of our guests and crew is of paramount importance," Carnival added, "and we have taken measures so that this sort of situation does not happen again."

But the Whites say they will never step foot on a Carnival cruise again after their upsetting discovery.

[H/T: Inside Edition]

What do you think of this case? Are you still dreaming of a cruise vacation?

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