Couple Claims Carnival Has Not Apologized After Hidden Camera in Stateroom

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The Florida couple who found a hidden camera in their stateroom last year is claiming that Carnival Cruise Line has refused to apologize.

Chris White reportedly found the camera when he was inspecting his stateroom for the source of an allergic reaction. When looking for dust by the room’s television White noticed a hidden camera pointed at the room’s bed.

White told that he is concerned that his family may have been secretly recorded. “My main concern is there is video of [my son] online now. And I’ll never know,” he said. He also said that he believes the crew member who responded to the incident may have compromised the evidence when he dismantled the camera. “When something like that is found, you are supposed to collect the evidence and secure the room. And the FBI is supposed to board the ship to investigate,” he said.

For its part, Carnival insists that the camera was not operational. In a statement, the company said:

“In October, a small, non-working camera was found in a cabin aboard Carnival Fantasy during a cruise departing from Mobile, Ala. After review by the ship’s technicians, it was determined that the device was not operational.

“A full investigation was conducted by the shipboard team in tandem with Carnival’s shoreside security personnel who also notified U.S. law enforcement, including the FBI, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and local police, when the ship arrived in Mobile following the cruise.”