A Florida couple have blasted a cruise company saying they found a hidden camera pointed at their bed in their room.

Chris and Dana White said they were on the Carnival Fantasy for a three-day Caribbean cruise departing from Mobile, Alabama, in October last year.

But they were stunned when they discovered a recording device hidden among television wires in their stateroom, they told Inside Edition.

They are speaking out a year after the incident because they feel Carnival Cruise mishandled the situation.

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In an interview set to air on Monday, Chris said he couldn't believe what he was seeing when he found the device.

"I said, 'Is that what I think it is?' And she looked at it and she became concerned," he said.

And we were just really flabbergasted that there's a camera in the room and it's plugged up and it's working.'

Dana added: "I just immediately felt like we had been invaded – our privacy had been invaded."

Chris used his phone to film a Carnival employee who came to dismantle the device.

They said the company initially denied the device was a camera.

In a statement, a Carnival spokesman acknowledged that a "video transmitter" was found and a full investigation had been conducted.

But they said it "was not connected to an electrical source and not capable of working."

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Chris disputes this, insisting the device was "working" and "warm to the touch."

The couple were aboard the Carnival Fantasy ship in October last year. File photo / Getty Images
The couple were aboard the Carnival Fantasy ship in October last year. File photo / Getty Images

Carnival told Inside Edition the device had been turned over to the FBI and that the Whites have been informed about this.

The cruise line said it also followed procedures and notified the US Customs and Border Protection.

"This is certainly a unique and unusual occurrence and it is unclear who or why this transmitter was placed in the guest's stateroom," the Carnival spokesman added.

"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."