Chris and Dana White were on board the Carnival Fantasy ship in October last year for a three-day cruise around the Caribbean.
The couple appeared on US show Inside Edition to speak out a year after the incident as they feel that it wasn’t handled well by the cruise company.
They say that the recording device was found hidden among the wires for the cabin’s television.
In the TV interview that went out last night, Chris said: “I said, 'Is that what I think it is?' And [wife Dana] looked at it and she became concerned.
"We were really flabbergasted that there's a camera in the room and it's plugged up and it's working."
Chris added: "I can't believe this has actually happened to us."
Dana said: “I just immediately felt like we had been invaded – our privacy had been invaded.”
The couple alerted staff on the cruise ship, and Chris filmed an employee dismantling the camera with his phone.
While Carnival claim that the device wasn’t connected to the electricity and therefore couldn’t work, Chris said that the camera was “warm to the touch” and would have been “working”.
Carnival Cruises told Sun Online Travel: “After review by the ship’s technicians, it was determined that device was not connected to an electrical source and not capable of recording.
“A full investigation was conducted by the shipboard team in tandem with the company’s shoreside security personnel who notified U.S. law enforcement, including the FBI, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, as per our standard procedures.
“Our security team turned the device over to the FBI for further inspection. Mr and Mrs White, who occupied the [cabin] in question, were also advised of the involvement with law enforcement."
They continued: “This is certainly a unique and unusual occurrence and it is unclear who or why this transmitter was placed in the guest’s [cabin].
“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.”
Sun Online Travel previously revealed that Carnival's biggest ever cruise ship the AIDAnova has launched – with 23 parks, a water park and a cost of £630million.
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