Holland America Line’s Nieuw Statendam is the cruise ship for music and food lovers

The 2,666-passenger Nieuw Statendam, like her sister ship Koningsdam, retains a classic ship shape; the familiar inky-black prow a link to cruising’s glory days. But she’s also full of modern comforts – most importantly in the staterooms. Seventy per cent of these have balconies and all cabins – inside or out – have a good-size bathroom with a glass-cubicle shower, a large TV showing free films and a Mariner’s Dream bed that comes as a queen-size double or twin singles….