This is a nice and simple drink to make. Pineapple juice, spiced rum, and Sprite or 7-Up. Instead of your standard spiced rum, I used The Kraken's Black Roast rum. This rum has a nice roasted coffee smell to it, and a great coffee taste as well. It is, however a bit thicker than most rums- almost like a syrup.
I found that the coffee flavored rum gave this drink a nice roasted under taste that smoothed out and balanced the rather sweet taste of the pineapple juice. Which is a good thing since I'm not a fan of sweet drinks. It also went well with the gentle lemon/lime flavor of the Sprite as well.
I liked that none of the three ingredients was dominant. Rather they kinda took turns with each sip. Sometimes the rum was a bit more up front, other times it was the pineapple, or the Sprite. I found it a pleasant experience- especially if you're relaxing after work to some music.
The Captain's Vacation isn't a bar, pub, or even a large party drink. It's more a drink you have at home during the summer while having a BBQ with friends. It's a quiet drink for a quiet bit of relaxation- possibly with a good book and your favorite Hawaiian shirt. I will probably be making this drink again to tip and sip during my next midnight BBQ session. A "Good".