Dress code is very casual, though some passengers -- admittedly mostly women -- tend more toward "casual elegance" in the evenings. It's requested that men wear long trousers in the dining room, but we noticed plenty of guys in shorts, particularly later in the cruise. "No flip-flops or sandals" in the dining room is another request that isn't strictly enforced.
Some passengers choose to dress a bit more formally for the captain's dinner night, but for a few men that simply meant donning a sport jacket over an open-collared shirt. One evening is designated "pirate night," when the serving and entertainment crew sport dastardly moustaches, eye patches and fake cutlasses. A few passengers tend to join in by tying sashes around their waists or heads, but no one on our cruise went "full parrot."
Because you'll be in the tropics, be sure to bring a good sun hat and umbrella (which can double as a parasol). You may also want to consider a long-sleeved swim shirt to protect your back when snorkeling, as well as water shoes for wet landings.
Depending on your port calls and excursions, you may need to consider bringing a few conservative clothing items if you're visiting religious sites. And If you're passing through a more cosmopolitan port (Singapore, for example) with fine-dining options, you might want to step up the style-factor.
Star Clipper Inclusions
Star Clipper isn't an "all-inclusive" ship, by any means. You even have to buy your own bubbly at the "Champagne Sail Away Party." That being said, prices for drinks, shore excursions and other extras are reasonable. You will receive a welcome plate of cookies and fruit, as well as one complimentary bottle of water in your cabin per cruise.
Gratuities aren't included either, and the line recommends tips of €5 per person, per day, for the wait staff and €3 per person, per day, for cabin stewards. These can be added onto your bill or you can drop them off in cash at the purser's office. Because gratuities are meant to be pooled among the cabin stewards and dining room staff, individual tipping is discouraged. Tipping of shore excursion guides and drivers is at passengers' discretion, but always appreciated.