Rory Browne, 28, was enjoying a much-deserved break from his hectic schedule as IT boss at Amazon when disaster struck.
However the Co Donegal man said 16 people should not have died if people had kept their clam.
“I am shocked that there were fatalities because everyone could have got off that ship alive if they had stayed calm. This cannot be allowed to happen again,” he said.
Rory said his experience has not put him off taking a cruise but he will check boats beforehand.
In a remarkable twist, Rory revealed how his uncle Gerard was hit by an iceberg some one hundred years ago while traveling on board the Titanic.
Rory said he knew immediately that something was wrong when the seven emergency whistles sounded.
“I woke up with a thud ad I fell towards a mirror with the jolt.
“I realised that something was wrong when the seven whistles sounded towards the ship,” he said.