A Florida couple says they'll never set foot on another Carnival Cruise ship after they say they found a hidden recording device in their stateroom.
In an exclusive interview that will air on Inside Edition Monday, Chris and Dana White say they were aboard the Carnival Fantasy for a three-day Caribbean cruise last October when they noticed the device, which they say was hidden among TV wires and pointing at their bed.
"I said, 'Is that what I think it is?'" Chris said. "And she 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."
Chris filmed with his cell phone as a Carnival employee dismantled the video transmitter.
"I was thinking, 'I can't believe this is actually happening to us,'" Chris said.
The couple is speaking now because they believe Carnival did not handle the situation properly. At first, they say a company representative said the device was not a camera.
In a statement, Carnival told Inside Edition they conducted a full investigation and acknowledged a "video transmitter" was found. However, they say 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 said. The device was turned over to the FBI for further inspection.
"It was a camera," Chris insisted. “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," said Dana.
Tune in to Inside Edition Monday to hear the Whites' story and to see what happened when our team sent the footage they shot to a surveillance expert.